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Life Insurance as an employer-provided benefit

September 26th, 2019

Ellisa H. Culp, Eric D. Penkert, Thomas M. Christina

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


The structure of life insurance plans Life insurance is among the most common employer-provided benefits and there are a few options that employers have: Employers may either: structure their life insurance plans to pay 100% of the cost of the life insurance (a non-contributory arrang...

Pre-Employment Testing

September 26th, 2019

Frank L. Day, Jr., Jessica Asbridge, Mollie K. Wildmann

Ford & Harrison LLP


Steve Jobs, the former CEO and chairman of Apple, Inc., believed that his most important responsibility was hiring the best employees. Jobs understood that a company’s employees are its single greatest investment. Before a company invests in an expensive new piece of equipment, management will typically research the product, secure information from vendors, and test the product before ...

DOL changes overtime equation

September 25th, 2019

Peter Gillespie at Laner Muchin

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Overtime over time DOL overtime.

Translation: The changes made to additional compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek happened gradually as the Department of Labor took some extra "playing time".

Thanks to Peter Gillespie for the translation and then working overtime to identify what is changing, what isn't and what you need to do.

Is sex a part of your workday (and covered by workers' comp)?

September 24th, 2019

Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal

Sex and the workday

Is sex a part of your workday (and covered by workers' comp)?

In France, yes,

In Australia, not so, unless you as the employer encourage the employee to engage in the sexual activity.

Maryland leans French (oui, oui) while other states lean Australian (mate).

Fiona Ong not only uncovered all of this, she covers it.

Overview of the FLSA

September 24th, 2019

Jill S. Kirila, 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 135 million workers are affected by the FLSA’s provisions. Purpose The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was intended to: