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  Far-Reaching Changes Are On the Horizon, Part II Independent Contractor Analysis Updated Guidance. The standard salary level adjustment for exempt employees has been proposed at the same time as guidance from the USDOL (in Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1), regarding … Continue reading

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Far-Reaching Changes Are On the Horizon, Part I Exempt v. Nonexempt Criteria. The Department of Labor has issued some revised guidance regarding overtime classification standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL expects that 11 million employees will be … Continue reading

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Correcting Deficient Medical Certifications A recent Third Circuit case reconfirms the importance of following up on medical certification if there is any question about its completeness or clarity. An employee requested intermittent FMLA leave from her employer and provided certification … Continue reading

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  New DOL FMLA Forms. Early this summer, the Department of Labor updated the model FMLA Notices and Medical Certification forms. Interestingly, there are not a lot of changes to the forms. The only notable change is a reference to … Continue reading

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  By Ronald W. Ryan A ski instructor, who sustained a neck injury after taking a jump in the terrain area, despite wearing a resort ski jacket and otherwise being “on-the-clock” as an instructor, was in pursuit of his own … Continue reading

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Sheralee S. Hurwitz, January 7, 2014 Under the Family Medical Leave Act, employers may obtain medical certification to confirm an employee’s serious health condition as a basis for FMLA leave. Under the regulations, the timing for obtaining such a certification … Continue reading

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  By Sheralee S. Hurwitz Employers, large and small, need various employment forms to document employment-related events or to be filed as required by various regulations and laws. There are forms for new hires, forms to comply with federal and … Continue reading

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  When I ask business owners about the possibility of installing an employee incentive plan, I often hear one of two responses: “I would like to do something to reward my key employees for their performance. ” OR “You know, … Continue reading

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by Nicholas J. Daly, Esq. Commonly, creditors are unsure of how to proceed after they receive notice that their debtor has filed for bankruptcy relief. This is a general overview of some of the issues that may initially arise for … Continue reading

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by Sheralee Hurwitz 1.  Michigan is one of a handful of states which now protects employee on-line privacy.  The Internet Privacy Protection Act prohibits employers (and educational institutions) from asking for passwords and other account information used to access private … Continue reading

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