Feb
6
2007
Insight

Court Grants Teachers with Provisional Credentials Right to Layoff Hearing, Ruling that Classification of Teachers Based Solely on Type of Credential Is Improper

This ASAP reports on an important decision issued by the California Court of Appeal regarding teachers
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Feb
1
2007
Insight

IRS Releases First Pension Protection Act Guidance

On January 10, 2007, the IRS released Notice 2007-7, which provides guidance relating to several key
  • Employee Benefits

Jan
5
2007
Insight

New Jersey Extends Statutory Rights and Protections to Civil Union Partners and Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression

On October 25, 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in its landmark decision in Lewis v. Harris, 188 N.J.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Jan
5
2007
Insight

E-Discovery: Three Major Challenges For Employers

The December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have focused intense attention
  • eDiscovery
  • Litigation and Trials

Jan
2
2007
Insight

IRS Announces Long-Stalled Determination Letter Process Will Open With Respect to Cash Balance Plans and Provides Other Guidance

On January 16, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service will issue Notice 2007-6, announcing that it will begin
  • Employee Benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Dec
27
2006
Insight

Attorneys Hired By Employers in New Jersey To Investigate Complaints Of Workplace Harassment May Be Sued By Complainant

In a case of great significance to attorneys hired by employers to investigate claims of workplace harassment
  • Discrimination and Harassment

Dec
22
2006
Insight

Just In Time For the Holidays - Changes In Health Savings Account Rules Under the New Health Opportunity Patient Empowerment Act of 2006

On December 20, 2006 President Bush signed into law H.R. 6408, the new Tax Relief and Health Care Act
  • Employment Taxes
  • Employee Benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Dec
15
2006
Insight

Arizona Adopts Sweeping Wage Reforms (Proposition 202)

In the recent November elections, Arizonans voted in favor of a ballot initiative to increase the minimum
  • Wage and Hour

Dec
13
2006
Insight

Year-End Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Checklist

Employers sponsoring retirement plans and deferred compensation arrangements should be mindful of certain
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Benefits

Dec
5
2006
Insight

IRS Provides Guidance For Employers That Use Smart Cards And Debit Cards To Provide Transportation Fringe Benefits To Employees

The IRS has just released Revenue Ruling 2006-57, which provides employers guidance on the use of smart
  • Wage and Hour

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