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February 24, 2012

California's Interests and Public Policy Trump Contract's Choice-of-Law Provision

Earlier this month in Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation [pdf], the Ninth Circuit ruled that California’s

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February 24, 2012

Reinstatement Not Required Where Employee Later Engaged in Unprotected Misconduct

Good news for employers: initial protected activity will not entitle a repeat offender to reinstatement. 

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February 24, 2012

EEOC Approves Strategic Plan for FY 2012-2016

On February 22, 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted 4-1 in favor of its 4-year

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February 23, 2012

Florida Healthcare Providers See Dramatic Rise in Organizing Activity

Traditionally, public opinion and worker sentiment made labor organizing an uphill struggle in Florida,

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February 22, 2012

HHS Issues New Set of FAQs on Determining Essential Health Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

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February 21, 2012

House, Senate Approve Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Insurance Extension

Updated: February 23, 2012 As expected, both chambers of Congress approved the conference report to

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February 17, 2012

HHS Releases Model Notices Related to Medical Loss Ratio Requirement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued proposed notices that health insurance

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February 17, 2012

House and Senate Introduce Resolutions Condemning NLRB Election Rule

On February 16, 2012, Republican members of both the House and Senate introduced resolutions (H.J. Res.

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February 17, 2012

EEOC Hearing Examines Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and Caregivers

Three separate panels of witnesses testified at the February 15 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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February 17, 2012

HHS Releases Model Notices Related to Medical Loss Ratio Requirement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued proposed notices that health insurance

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