Avoiding COBRA Consequences; New Federal Contract Minimum Wage

Increased Class Action Claims Over COBRA Notice Deficiencies Class action claims based on a company’s failure to fully follow COBRA notice requirements are on the rise. The Department of Labor’s regulations set forth specific requirements on how an employer must provide notice to departing employees of their right to elect to continue their healthcare coverage…. More

Ending DACA: What Employers Should Know

From my Immigration Law Colleague: Close to 800,000 U.S. residents are believed to have DACA status nationwide. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows people who arrived in the U.S. as undocumented immigrant children to avoid deportation and to obtain two-year renewable work authorization cards (EAD). On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff… More

Government Contractor Wage Disclosure Obligations, and Federal Agencies Focus on Retaliation

Update: Government Employers Must Provide Pay Transparency As we reported in our November 23, 2016 Employment Alert, a Texas judge issued a preliminary injunction in response to President Obama’s Fair and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673. This Executive Order: (1) directed prospective contractors to disclose labor law violations and provided an explanation on how they… More