Monthly Archives: August 2016

Employer Proved COBRA Notice WAS Mailed to Employee

August 26th, 2016

In a recent case, a federal district court ruled that an employer didn’t violate the Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) — even though an employee who resigned from the company claimed that she never received notices that she was entitled to continue her health insurance benefits. Under the law: A plan administrator is required to...

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DOL Announces Increased Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Laws

August 26th, 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued interim final rules that will increase civil penalties assessed to employers for willful violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and civil penalties in the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). There will also be increased penalties under other laws....

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Where FMLA and Overtime Intersect: Lucas Hernandez vs. Bridgestone

August 1st, 2016

As a valued client, we like to keep you in the loop with pertinent FMLA cases that come across our desks.  Many times you hear about these cases, they seem far-fetched and it’s easy to think the employer should have known better.  This one, not so much.  For most of you, overtime is an everyday...

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