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U.S. Supreme Court holds that severance pay is generally subject to FICA, but sub payments remain exempt for the time being

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously in favor of the IRS, ruling in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. that severance

Considerations for employers before starting workplace wellness programs

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

Employers who implement wellness programs for their employees should be aware that the gathering of information for the programs may raise privacy

President Obama issues memorandum directing labor secretary to revise overtime regulations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

On March 13, 2014, the White House's Office of the Press Secretary issued a statement, "Opportunity for All: Rewarding Hard Work by Strengthening

The US Supreme Court has decided to extend the scope of whistleblower protections available under the 2002 Sarbanes Oxley wall street reform law.

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

The Court has recommended that whistleblower protections (which prohibit retaliation against employees who report fraud) should be made available

NJLAD non-retaliation pay equity amendment

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

In August 2013, New Jersey passed a non-retaliation pay equity amendment to the NJLAD. The amendment prohibits an employer from retaliating against

New York City Earned Sick Time Act amendments

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

In February 2014, the New York City Council voted to expand the Earned Sick Time Act (Act), originally passed last year. The changes will take effect

New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) pregnancy accommodations amendment

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

Effective January 21, 2014, the NJLAD was expanded with regard to protections for women affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical

New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) pregnancy accommodations amendment

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

Effective January 30, 2014, the NYCHRL was amended to require specifically that employers provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers

Newark paid sick leave ordinance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

On January 29, 2014, Newark passed its own mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. The Newark law is similar to the Jersey City ordinance with two key

New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act amendment

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

In December 2013, New Jersey amended its Equal Pay Act to require employers with 50 or more employees (regardless of whether all 50 employees work