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May 2016 Archives

Can Employee Hours Be Reduced to Avoid Providing Health Insurance?

Once the Affordable Care Act was passed, employers began reviewing their options about providing health insurance coverage to employees. One option continually referenced in the news was how employers were considering reducing employee hours to avoid providing health insurance coverage. One employer is now the subject of a class action law suit that claims the employer violated ERISA when it reduced employee hours to avoid providing health insurance coverage. Marin v. Dave & Buster's, Inc., S.D.N.Y. No. 1:15-cv-036081.

Important New Overtime Rules Effective December 1, 2016

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced new rules which will govern compensation for every employer in the country which is covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. With a few exceptions, this includes any employer which has gross revenue of $500,000 or more.

A Business Merger or Acquisition Can Get Complicated

We all know we need a medical checkup from time-to-time (and some of us actually go). But many otherwise responsible business people may not realize that an Asset Protection Checkup is just as important for the financial health and protection of their families. The best time for an Asset Protection Checkup is when times are good and business is on the rise (or expected to be on the rise). All too often, people wait until the tide has turned and potential risks become current problems before beginning to consider asset protection options. At that time, options for asset protection strategies are much more limited.

What Happens After a Charge Has Been Filed Against Your Company?

If you're unfamiliar with the processes of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), receiving a charge can present some confusion in addition to the stress already inherent in responding to a charge.