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What does the Affordable Care Act have to do with independent contractors?

August 12 2014 When we think of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), we invariably think of health insurance. The ACA mandates that any employer with 50 or more full…

A private easement does not become a public way because it includes the phrase "for public road purposes."

March 10 2014 In 1941, Rose Miller Parks conveyed a portion of her property to Edith Ford. The grant deed reserved an easement in favor of Ms. Parks and her…

School Successful in Suit against Parents with Outstanding Tuition Balance Where Contract Contained Liquidated Damages Clause

April 27 2016 The Corwin family sent their daughter to Holy Child Academy for kindergarten in the 2006-2007 school year. In April 2007, the Corwins signed a…

Court of Appeals affirms award of damages for employer's FMLA violation

September 16 2014 Tina Wallace worked for FedEx Corporation for 21 years. Wallace suffered from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) which resulted in severe…

Contracts: an indemnification clause can cause you trouble

July 3 2014 The primary function of an indemnification clause is to allocate risk between the parties over liability that arises from the contract. Depending on…

Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

July 22 2016 Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are typically cited as the major religions of the world, although there are many others that…

The Fourth Circuit Holds that Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under the FLSA Because Their Primary Job Duty Is Being a First Responder

July 13 2016 The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (covering such East Coast states as Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) recently held…

IRS Releases Proposed Regulations Regarding the Affordable Care Act's Calculation of Coverage Affordability for Employers Offering Opt-Out Payments

July 11 2016 On July 8, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations implementing some of the rules previously announced in IRS Notice…

Tips from the Table: Establishing Rapport During Negotiations

July 6 2016 We are excited to continue our video series - Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations…

FBOR ‘Performance of Official Duties' - Seibert v. City of San Jose Addresses What this Provision Means, Although Questions Remain

July 6 2016 Recently, the California Court of Appeal published its first case interpreting the unique provision of the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act…