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Employers are Increasingly Dropping Marijuana Testing

Employers are increasingly dropping pre-employment drug screening for marijuana.  While still in its early stages, the shift away from marijuana testing appears likely to accelerate as more states legalize cannabis use.  Recreational marijuana use is legal...

Reminder: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2018

The Affordable Care Act imposes a fee on issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The fee, required to be reported once a year on...

DOL Expands Access to Association Health Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized and published in the Federal Register a final rule titled Definition of "Employer" under Section 3(5) of ERISA--Association Health Plans. This rule is overseen by the DOL's Employee Benefits Security...

Bans on Salary History Inquiries

State and local governments are increasingly adopting laws and regulations that prohibit employers from requesting salary history information from job applicants. The goal of these laws is to help end the cycle of pay discrimination and decrease the gender...

Increase in Form I-9 Audits

News agencies are reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning a nationwide increase of Form I-9 audits this summer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has already doubled the amount of...

When is a Manager Exempt from Overtime?

Sometimes a manager who has the authority to supervise according to a job description is not exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a building manager who attended management...