Supreme Court Ruling On Spousal Rights Raises More Benefits Questions For Employers

Guidance Needed From Federal Agencies The Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional has implications in many facets of law beyond domestic relations. That Section of DOMA defined “spouse” as “only a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife” …Read More

New I-9 Form Now RequiredFor All New Employees

Beginning May 7th, employers are required to use a revised, two-page I-9 Form for all new hires. With immigration reform on the front burner in Washington, D.C., Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may increase the number of companies it audits. Employers who fail to comply with the new form will be subject to significant fines and …Read More

Explosive Growth: Friend Or Foe?

It’s 2:00 a.m., and there you are, wide awake. You’re worried about how to manage the business that you have under contact. How are you going to adequately staff the projects? Where are you going to put all of the people to do the work? Even more alarming is how did it come to this? …Read More

401(K) Plan Fee Disclosure Requires Closer Look By Employers

Employers sponsoring 401(k) plans have been hearing from their investment advisors about “fee disclosures” that have to be given to plan participants who choose their own investments in the company plan. The goal of these IRS regulations, now effective July 1, 2012, after having been delayed several times, is to arm investors with information about …Read More

Business-Oriented Human Resources Audits Are Both Preventive And Proactive

John Fischer, Labor & Employment Law, Developing Labor Law Text Book

The most successful companies foresee, plan for, and take advantage of business opportunities before their competition. They also identify and make sure that they are well-prepared to avoid, or manage successfully, potential future problems, including legal problems, which could sabotage their taking full advantage of current or future business opportunities. Strauss Troy’s approach to conducting …Read More