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Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


FMLA: Excellent Resource Available for Download
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

On April 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued "The Employer's Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act." According to the Guide, it


Breaking news - action required: final salary-level rule is released
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released its Final Rule which updates and increases the minimum salary required in order for an


Failure to pay overtime poor record retention lawsuit
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 13 2010

As the economy continues to struggle, many current and former non-exempt (hourly) employees are paying closer attention to their wages and wondering whether they have been paid correctly for all hours worked


DOL provides COBRA subsidy appeal application available from the DOL
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 1 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the appeals process that individuals can use if they are denied the premium subsidy for their COBRA continuation coverage


Outback Steakhouse agrees to pay $19 million to settle sex discrimination
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Outback Steakhouse (“Outback”) agreed to pay $19 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of corporately-owned restaurants


Health Care Reform: Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA is No Game
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

On February 9, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District denied Dave & Busters, Inc.'s ("D&B") motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit


Employee handbooks must be updated to comply with Illinois andor California laws
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

New Illinois and California laws require most companies to post new notices and draft new policies for their employee handbooks. The Illinois Human


401(k) plan corrections can your company benefit from the new IRS guidance?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

On December 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Revenue Procedure 2013-12. This new Revenue Procedure modifies and supersedes


Illinois legalizes the possession of a concealed handgun
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 5 2013

On July 9, 2013,Public Act 98-63, The Firearm Concealed Carry Act (the "Act") became law. With its passage, Illinois became the last state to authorize