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Penalties for incorrect W-2, 1099s just doubled

USA - July 22 2015 Noncompliance just got more expensive. A provision of the Trade Preferences Extension Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in late June…

Sharon B. Bauman, Esra A. Hudson, Sandra R. King, Stanley W. Levy, Mandana Massoumi

Employer’s requirement to post a social media disclaimer passes NLRB muster

USA - October 17 2014 According to a newly released Advice Memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel, employers may require their…

Sharon B. Bauman, Esra A. Hudson, Sandra R. King, Stanley W. Levy, Rebecca L. Torrey

Employers, Beware: California Broadens Successor Liability for Wage and Hour Violations

USA - January 15 2016 The California Legislature ended 2015 by enacting a new bill that could significantly impact merger and sales agreements by broadening successor…

Sharon B. Bauman, Esra A. Hudson, Sandra R. King, Stanley W. Levy, Jessica Shpall Rosen

On the Clock: Employer's Three-Month Delay in Responding to Accommodation Request Triggers Claim

USA - December 11 2015 How long is too long for an employer to grant an employee's request for accommodation? A three-month delay and the need for multiple reminders raised…

Sharon B. Bauman, Esra A. Hudson, Sandra R. King, Stanley W. Levy, Mandana Massoumi

California court sides with employer, ruling employee’s e-mail was extortion, not protected speech

USA - July 9 2014 Protected speech or extortion? A California appellate court decided that a former employee's e-mail threatening to report his employer to the U.S…

Sharon B. Bauman, Esra A. Hudson, Sandra R. King, Stanley W. Levy, Rebecca L. Torrey