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White & Case LLP | USA | 12 Mar 2012

Employers generally cannot require reasons for sick leave

Employers with sick leave or attendance policies that require a doctor's note to disclose the naturereason for an absence should be wary of a recent California case (as well as a prior New York case relied on by the court in California).

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White & Case LLP | USA | 26 May 2011

Bell v. Office Depot: an alarming California trend seeking aggregate statutory damages in disability access litigation?

California's Unruh Civil Rights Act outlaws discrimination based on, among other things, disability.

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White & Case LLP | Russia | 6 Jan 2011

Moscow minimum monthly wage

On 2 December 2010 the Moscow Government, Moscow Labor Unions and Employers Unions signed an agreement setting a minimum monthly wage in Moscow for 2011.

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White & Case LLP | USA | 3 May 2010

CBP proposes to modify ruling on eligibility for duty-free treatment of certain toilets as articles for the handicapped

On March 31, 2010, CBP published notice of its intention to modify New York ruling letter (NY) N033006 (July 24, 2008) with respect to the applicability of HTSUS subheading 9817.00.96 to certain imported vitreous china toilet bowlstoilets.

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White & Case LLP | USA | 18 Nov 2009

IRS issues guidance on rollovers from employer plans to Roth IRAs

The IRS recently issued guidance in Notice 2009-75 on the federal income tax consequences of rollover distributions from qualified and employer retirement plans (such as 401(k), 403(a), 403(b) and 457(b) plans) and traditional individual retirement accounts ("IRAs") to Roth IRAs.

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White & Case LLP | USA | 26 Oct 2009

EEOC issues technical assistance document: “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act”

Employers should be aware that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just issued a technical assistance document entitled "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act".

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White & Case LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2009

Second Circuit joins other federal circuits in upholding a statute of limitations imposed by a benefit plan document

On July 9, 2009, the Second Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York's dismissal of the plaintiff's complaints in Burke v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, et al.

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White & Case LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2009

Changes to New York State Insurance Law require longer health insurance coverage for terminated employees and dependents

On July 29, 2009, New York State Governor David Paterson signed two bills into law that amend the New York State Insurance Law.

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White & Case LLP | USA | 16 Dec 2008

Group health plans face new Medicare secondary payer reporting requirements

Effective January 1, 2009, the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (the “Act”) will require both self-insured and fully-insured group health plans to collect certain participant data on a quarterly basis and to report such data on an ongoing basis to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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White & Case LLP | USA | 29 Oct 2008

Newly amended ADA covers more people

On September 28, 2008, President Bush signed the "ADA Amendments Act of 2008" ("ADAAA"), which serves to broaden the scope of individuals covered by the ADA.

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