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Final Rule Requires Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Department of Labor News Release, September 29,2016

"The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule today requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to employees who work on or in connection with certain federal contracts. The rule will allow these workers to use paid leave if they are sick, need to ..."(Read more)

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$500,000 Agreement with Papa John's Franchise Over Wage Violations

NY State Office of the Attorney General Press Release, August 23, 2016

"Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a settlement totaling $500,000 with Sultan Ali Lakhani, Moregrace LLC, and Thegrace, Inc., the owners of three Papa John's Pizza franchise stores in Manhattan and the Bronx. The three stores violated ..."(Read more)

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation

The National Law Review, June 17, 2016

On May 20, 2015, a split Fourth Circuit panel ruled Deltek, Inc., a Virginia-based software and information services provider, must pay a terminated whistleblower four years of front wages and thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) in college tuition. In doing so, two thirds of the panel affirmed ..."(Read more)

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U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Fiduciary Definition and Conflict of Interest Rule

The National Law Review, April 25, 2016

"On April 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issued its highly anticipated final rule addressing when a person is considered to be a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (Code) as a result of ..."(Read more)

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