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Articles by Marty Denis, James E. Hall and Mark T. Kobata

Legal Briefing: Affordable Care Act Final Regulation

August 5, 2014
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With compliance beginning as early as January 2015, employers should determine their number of employees under the regulations to determine when compliance is necessary.
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Legal Briefing: Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation

August 4, 2014
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Employers should not automatically rule out telecommuting options as reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
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Legal Briefing: Workers' Lips Can't be Sealed on Wages, Working Conditions

July 1, 2014
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Employers cannot maintain employee confidentiality rules that prohibit the discussion of personnel information involving wages and other working conditions.
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Legal Briefings: For Severance Pay, Companies Have to Pay Taxes

July 1, 2014
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Employers paying terminated employees under a severance plan may be required to pay and withhold FICA taxes.
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Legal Briefing: Fair Warning on WARN Act

February 12, 2014
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Separate organizations can be held to be a single employer under the WARN Act if the entities are not sufficiently distinct from one another.
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Legal Briefing: Comment Key to Discrimination Case

February 11, 2014
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Employers must ensure managers are sensitized about the issues of responding to questions about decisions by employees to avoid the appearance of improper motive.
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Legal Briefing: Guidance on Home Work and Leaves of Absence

January 7, 2014
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Employers should remain informed with applicable state laws and regulations for distinctions of how employers are required to make a reasonable attempt to accommodate employees with disabilities.
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Legal Briefing: Knives as Religious Symbols

January 7, 2014
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Employers are advised that they may be required to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs, and that their efforts to do so should be carefully reviewed.
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Legal Briefing: For-Profit Corporation Rights Under the ACA

December 13, 2013
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One company was unable to escape the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage for contraception.
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Legal Briefing: Court Rules on Termination of Employee Who Requested Job-Protected Leave

December 12, 2013
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Employers should be current with changes to applicable labor and employment laws with regard to employee leave requests.
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