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Overview of the FLSA

February 4th, 2020 Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill, Shennan Harris Squire Patton Boggs

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted in 1938 as a means of economic recovery from the Great Depression. According to Department of Labor (DOL) statistics, more than 143 million workers are affected by the FLSA’s provisions.


Immigration and employment

January 9th, 2020 Daniel Marks, David A. Selden, Demetra Makris, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Julie A. Pace, Rick Mahrle Gammage & Burnham

Immigration regulations and employment Probably the most prevalent of the laws regarding immigration, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), as amended by the Immigration Act, regulates employers by:


Reasons for FMLA leave

January 20th, 2020 Nancy Van der Veer Holt Ford & Harrison LLP

Twelve weeks of leave Eligible employees are entitled to take 12 weeks of FMLA under the following circumstances: for the birth of a child (...


Introduction to OSHA

January 21st, 2020 Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. Fisher & Phillips LLP

  The Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) has been the principal force of change acting to reduce work-related injuries, deaths, and diseases of occupational origin in American workplaces. It has led to the issuance of hundreds of safety and standards regulations that affect every type of workplace – from th...


Regulation of Group Health Plans

January 14th, 2020 Ellisa H. Culp, Eric D. Penkert, Grace H. Ristuccia, Thomas M. Christina Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Most group health plans sponsored by employers in the private sector -- other than certain health savings accounts (HSAs) -- are considered employee welfare benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). If a group health plan (or any other welfare benefit plan) is governed by ERISA, a number of ERISA’s provis...