Webinar: Navigating ERISA Litigation Best Practices for You and Your Defense Counsel
It goes without saying that ERISA is an enormously complex and detailed statute which governs our Nation’s private employment benefits system. Handling cases with ERISA claims, however, does not have to be overwhelming or complicated. At bottom, cases involving ERISA claims are grounded in the statute’s language, the applicable plan documents, and application of basic equity and fiduciary principles.
Virginia Chamber of Commerce Chair Charlie Meyer Reports on Virginia’s New Ranking as Top State to do Business in 2019
Virginia has been named the top state for business in 2019 by CNBC and Amazon agrees! Attracted by the state’s tech talent, Amazon decided to house their second headquarters in Arlington and is promising to bring 25,000 jobs to the state. Our very own, Charlie Meyer, is leading the way through his involvement with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Matthew Sgnilek & Andrea Rosenkranz Speak at Montage Insurance Solutions
Our Orange County attorneys spoke at Montage Insurance Solutions on June 18, 2019 about employee discipline and termination. Matt & Andrea covered common misconceptions about the “at-will” doctrine, best practices for documenting discipline, avoiding discipline and termination pitfalls that lead to litigation, severance agreements and many more interesting topics! Check out details of the event here.
Despite Recent Extended Deadlines Massachusetts Employers Need To Keep Pressing On To Ensure They Are Ready For The Implementation Of The Paid Family And Medical Leave Law
Two important extended deadlines were recently announced, on May 1, by the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) relating to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML).
Bob Yates and Laura Musick Analyze the Unintended Consequences of Wyatt v. McDermott
H. Robert Yates, III, current Chair of the VADA’s Professional Liability Section, and his associate, Laura K. Musick, look at the tort of intentional interference with parental rights (IIPR) in their article, “The Unintended Consequences of Wyatt v. McDermott: Its Use as a Sword Against Professionals in Custody Cases.”
Employers Are Required to Provide Pay EEO Data for 2017 and 2018
On Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it will collect workforce pay data for the years 2017 and 2018, after a federal judge’s ruling in late April that pay data must be collected by the agency despite an administration attempt to block the requirement.
O’Hagan Meyer Announces the Addition of Dennis Strazulo and Opening of San Francisco Office
O’Hagan Meyer is excited to announce the addition of Dennis D. Strazulo. Mr. Strazulo is a seasoned employment lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in representing management and employers in a full range of employment disputes, from wage and hour collective actions to federal and state law discrimination and harassment claims.
Massachusetts High Court Issues Landmark Ruling For Massachusetts Wage Hour Class Actions
On April 12, 2019, in Gammella v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., No. SJC-12604, 2019 WL 1575527, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a decision settling a long-standing debate amongst opposing parties in wage-hour class actions, definitively establishing that Mass. R. Civ. P. 23 provides the standard for determining class certification.
What Are “Fair Workweek” Laws, and How Are They Changing the Landscape for Employers and Franchise Owners
There is a rising tide of “fair workweek” legislation across the states, which some are categorizing under the title, “predictive scheduling.” These laws are designed to prevent unpredictable and irregular work schedules by larger (and often multi-location) employers, something generally most common in the restaurant and retail industries, and thereby impacting a large number of franchise owners.
O’Hagan Meyer Announces the Opening of Charlotte Office
O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wood Lay and Jacqueline Ferrell have joined the Firm to lead its North Carolina expansion. Together they bring more than 45 years of experience advising clients and litigating labor and employment issues throughout the country.