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FisherBroyles Partner, Rich Cohen, Quoted in Corporate Counsel Article

Corporate Counsel has recently quoted FisherBroyles Partner, Rich Cohen, in their recent article, "Workers Are Venting Anonymously on Apps. What Can In-House Counsel Do?"  In this article, they discuss how employees are increasingly using an anonymous chat app called "Blind" to vent about their employers. Since there is nothing companies can do to limit their employees [...]

“Can Companies Fire Pro-Trump Supporters?” FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, Weighs-in on the Discussion in ‘Corporate Counsel’ Article

A small business in New Mexico recently made headlines by conveying it doesn't want employees who support President-elect Donald Trump. Can private businesses fire employees because of their political preferences? Employment lawyer and FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, weighs-in on the discussion in Corporate Counsel’s recent article which you can read in full here.

U.S. District Court Judge Blocks Rollout of New Overtime Rules

In a November 22nd order, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a nationwide, temporary injunction blocking the implementation and enforcement of new overtime rules issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) and scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The judge concluded that DOL exceeded its authority by raising the salary cap [...]

FisherBroyles Client Alert — Federal Judge in Texas Blocks Obama OT Law

Texas Judge Mazzant rules Congress intended duties, not wages, to determine eligibility for overtime and minimum wage. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, in Sherman, Texas issued an emergency preliminary injunction on Tuesday, which stops overtime rules issued by the Obama administration from going into effect on December 1. The new overtime rules increase the automatic [...]

FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, quoted in Corporate Counsel Article

FisherBroyles New-York-based Partner, Richard Cohen, has been quoted in Corporate Counsel’s article, “McDonald’s Settles with EEOC for Denying Deaf Job Applicant an Interpreter.” McDonald's Corporation has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought in a Missouri federal court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a job applicant who said that a company-owned restaurant [...]

Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers

To view "Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers" as a PDF, click here.  August 22, 2016 — Welcome back to “Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers”! In this month’s issue, we discuss (i) the enforceability of contract provisions shortening the statute of limitations for employment claims; (ii) [...]

New Department of Labor IRA Fiduciary Duty Regulations: Revolution or Evolution?

There has been plenty of sound and fury around the introduction of the new requirement that all financial advisors to Individual Retirement Accounts [IRAs] be held to an ERISA fiduciary standard (summarized here: Fact Sheet). While these new regulations are indeed significant, their actual practical impact in day to day advisory and money management practice [...]

U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers

by Lisa Brauner Important News:  The US Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would raise the automatic overtime eligible salary threshold. As proposed, this would raise the salary threshold for automatically non-exempt workers (i.e., those entitled to overtime pay after working 40 hours per workweek) from $455 a week (the equivalent of [...]

Employment, Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law Update

Employment, Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law is a constantly changing landscape affected by, not only case law and statutes, but also administrative regulations, agency interpretations and decisions, and public policy. This Law Update is designed to give you up-to-date information, as well as keep you abreast of common legal issues, affecting your business. We [...]