201703.31
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Expanding Plaintiffs’ Litigation – Risk Management For Employers; Upcoming Seminar

Building Defenses Against Plaintiffs’ Claims.  As we previously reported, the plaintiffs’ bar has discovered ERISA, and lawsuits — class action and individual — against employers alleging ERISA violations have become an epidemic. In previous e-Alerts and at our Seminars we have emphasized particularly protecting against the risks posed by lawsuits alleging ERISA fiduciary breaches concerning…

201703.20
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May Seminar

As previously announced, we’ll be holding our next clients and friends seminar at the BWI Marriott on Thursday May 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon. The following are some of the topics we’ll cover at the seminar.  (As always, we expect to add topics to reflect developments between now and May 11.) I.   Health…

201702.07
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DOL Fiduciary Rule Update; May Seminar

DOL FIDUCIARY RULE UPDATE. On February 3, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to: “Examine the Fiduciary Duty Rule to determine whether it may adversely affect the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information and financial advice. As part of this examination, you shall prepare an updated economic…

201611.04
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May 2017 Clients and Friends Seminar

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A number of our clients have asked about the date for our next annual Clients and Friends Seminar. It will be held at the BWI Marriott on Thursday May 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon. As always, we’ll cover real-time opportunities and risks for employers and their advisors, and we’ll publish a topics list…

201603.24
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Seminar on Employment Law Audits

Is your organization ready for an employment law audit by a federal or state agency?  Regardless of size or industry, all employers are at risk of being audited — but most are unprepared.  For example, in FY 2015, the Department of Labor found violations in 79% of agency-initiated wage and hour investigations. Failed employment law…

201508.12
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Seminar on FLSA Overtime Developments and other Wage and Hour Issues

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On July 9, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule that would significantly expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. Currently, employers are required to pay all employees overtime, unless they are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.  The most common of these exemptions are the “white collar” exemptions, which apply to certain…

201505.29
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Seminar on Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace

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One of the biggest challenges for any human resources department is managing employees who suffer from psychiatric disabilities. Medical conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and the like often result in chronic absenteeism, impaired performance, conflicts with fellow employees, and a need for intermittent leave.  These types of disabilities also may be prone…

201503.17
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May 7, 2015 Clients and Friends Seminar

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As we’ve previously announced, we’re looking forward to our next annual Clients and Friends Seminar, to be held at the BWI Marriott, on May 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. until noon.  Listed below are some of the topics we plan to cover at the seminar, and new topics are being added every day.   A…