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December 29, 2008

Bush Signs Pension Relief and Mental Health Parity Technical Corrections Bills

As anticipated, President Bush signed two bills that had swiftly cleared Congress in the waning days

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December 29, 2008

Trial Court Rules Airline Employee Not Entitled to Protection Under California Wage and Hour Laws

A federal district court judge granted partial summary adjudication to SkyWest Airlines, Inc., holding

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December 24, 2008

Starbucks Ruling is No "Pot of Gold" for Class Action Plaintiffs

In Starbucks v. Superior Court, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth District of California considered

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December 23, 2008

DOL Revises FMLA Compliance Materials

The Department of Labor has posted on its website its updated poster incorporating the recent military

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December 23, 2008

Technical Explanation of New Pension Relief Bill Released

The Joint Committee on Taxation has released the Technical Explanation of the Worker, Retiree, and Employer

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December 23, 2008

Rule Eliminates Requirement that Worker Home Address or SSN Appear on Payroll Statement

Citing privacy concerns, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule abolishing the requirement that

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December 23, 2008

Final "Conscience" Rule Serves as New Religious Anti-Discrimination Measure for Health Care Workers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule that aims to protect health care

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December 22, 2008

Legislative and Regulatory News for the Week of Dec. 12

Health Care Congress approved a technical correction to the section of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici

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December 19, 2008

EFCA Support May Be Faltering Under Pressure

Despite the dramatic gains in the Senate by the Democrats and the support of President-elect Obama, there

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December 19, 2008

Dark Skies and Lame Ducks: How Private Sector Employers Fared in Sacramento and Washington in 2008

In the last quarter of 2008, both Congress and the California State Legislature concentrated their attention

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