The tough economic climate and the decline of taxable real estate has encouraged local government officials to review the tax-exempt status of area nonprofit organizations.
In addition to the participant disclosure requirements described in Part I the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued regulations relating to service provider contracts with retirement plans. Under the service provider rules, covered service providers must make certain disclosures to the plan fiduciary (the employer).
As the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated last month in Edwards v. Geisinger Clinic, No. 11-1528 (January 23, 2012), Pennsylvania remains firmly an “at-will” employment state.
The United States Supreme Court recently announced that it will not hear an appeal from Applebee’s International Inc. in a wage-related case involving tipped employees.
Over the past decade, employers and human resources personnel have been repeatedly encouraged to update and modify employment applications and questionnaires to comply with the ever-expanding reach of federal anti-discrimination laws.
A new regulation requiring employers to post a notice of employees rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in the workplace is on hold once again.
Given the infancy of social networking as a widespread national phenomenon, it is no surprise that state and federal courts are just now beginning to address the admissibility of evidence derived from such sites as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.