Texas Court Halts NLRB’s Proposed New Joint-Employer Rule

On Friday, March 8, 2024, the Eastern District of Texas halted a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) joint-employer rule that would have taken effect on March 11, 2024. The new Joint-Employer Rule would have implemented a more relaxed standard under which indirect—and even unexercised—control over another employer’s employees could qualify an employer as a […]

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The State of EPLI and a Preview of PLUS EPLI Symposium

  In this episode, host Jeff Stewart sits down with Tom Hams, Managing Director, National EPLI Practice Leader at Aon, to discuss all things EPLI in The Employment Law Counselor podcast. Among the topics covered are recent nuclear verdicts, attacks on DEI initiatives and wage and hour lawsuits. Jeff and Tom also preview the upcoming

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The MCAD’s Fiscal Year 2023 Report: Everything Employers Need To Know

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD” or “Commission”) has released its Fiscal Year 2023 (“FY23”) Annual Report, which highlights the strides the Commission has made over the last fiscal year toward recovering from pandemic-related setbacks. Importantly, the report also provides several data points regarding the filing and disposition of employment related claims over the last

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How Insurers Underwrite EPLI Policies

  In the newest episode of The Employment Law Counselor collaboration with Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Jeff Stewart sits down with Chris Williams from Travelers to understand how insurers underwrite EPLI policies, including what information they need, what factors they look at most, and even what industries they may stay away from.  In addition, Chris

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Déjà vu – the Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Worker Classification

On January 9, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) announced its final rule on classifying workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective March 11, 2024, the Department will again apply a totality-of-the-circumstances economic reality test to determine a worker’s status as either an employee or independent

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