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Don’t be a “Streisand Effect” employer.

None of us is immune fromthe Streisand Effect. Not even employers. Honey, it can happen to any of us! A real estate firm in Dallas sued its ex-bookkeeper, Jacqueline, for embezzling approximately $400,000 over a four-year period by writing checks to phony vendors and all the usual tricks. She generally denied the allegations, and apparently […]

St. Louis Workplace Accident Attorneys Discuss – Crush Injury

A crush injury occurs when the body is stuck by an object, is caught between two objects or is entangled in machinery. Each year around 125,000 workers sustain crush injuries. A crush injury occurs when the body is stuck by an object, is caught between two objects or is entangled in machinery. These hazards are […]

The Arbitration Struggle Continues: One (more) Courageous Judge Stands Up For Workers

The Chinese philosopher Laozi is reputed to have said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. A corollary is that a long journey only continues if people are courageous enough to continue it, despite thedaunting odds they may face. A California federal judge recently joined the group of jurists who […]

St. Louis Work Comp Lawyers Discuss Imminent Danger at Work

Can I refuse to work under dangerous workingconditions? Under normal circumstances, your employer can initiate action against you if you refuse to work. However, according tothe U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if you, in good faith, believethat your workplace is puttingyou in the way of harm and proves to be […]

ERISA-Fourth Circuit Rules That Plaintiffs' Suit Under ERISA Is Time Barred, Since The Plaintiffs Knew Of The ERISA Issue More Than Three Years Before They Filed Suit

In Bond v. Marriott International, Inc., Nos. 15-1160, 15-1199 (4th Cir. 2016) (Unpublished Opinion), Dennis Bond and Michael Steigman (the “Plaintiffs”), filed this action against their former employer, Marriott International, Inc., alleging that Marriott’s Deferred Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), a tax-deferred Retirement Award program, violates the vesting requirements of ERISA. After targeted discovery on […]

ERISA-Supreme Court Holds That Participants' Complaint Against Plan Fiduciaries, For Continuing To Allow Investment In Employer Stock When The Value Has Dropped, Does Not State A Claim Under ERISA

In Amgen v. Steve Harris, 577 U. S. ____ (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s determination that a participants’/stockholders’ complaint states a claim under ERISA against plan fiduciaries for breaching the duty of prudence, when the fiduciaries failed to stop offering employer stock as an investment alternative under the plan. The Supreme […]

New Law Requires IRS to Use Private Debt Collectors

Private debt collectors are now likely to take a more active role in the collection of federal tax debts. New law recently amended IRC 6306 to require the use of private debt collectors when: (1) the tax debt is not being collected because of a lack of IRS resources or the IRS cannot locate the […]

Don’t forget to update wage information on notices required by Wage Theft Protection Act in 2016

Home Best Practices For California Employers Dont forget to update wage information on notices required by Wage Theft Protection Act in 2016 California employers are required to provide non-exempt employees with certain information upon hire as required by the Wage Theft Protection Act. The law became effective in 2012 and is codified at Labor Code […]

Struggling as a lawyer? Then be more like a stripper! Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Lawyers, be like me! Above The Law is, for the most part, a trashlegal-gossip blog with the funniest, nastiest bunch of commenters anywhere. I read the comments it every business day. But whatever you do, be careful if you readit for the blog posts, especially if you just got out of law school and need […]

Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out

Employers who undertake reductions in force due to financial difficulties should not count on employee notice periods being reduced as a result of the financial troubles. This point was recently emphasized by the Ontario Court of Appeal in the decision of Michela v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School. Michela, Gomes and Carnovale were long-term […]