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Business Law & Regulations, Finance

US appeals court reverses $479M award to states in Affordable Care Act refund suit

August 3, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision that would have required the federal government to return more than $479 million to six states that argued that the federal government had illegally collected a fee from them […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Going Beyond Compliance to End Workplace Harassment

July 30, 2020

Via: SHRM

Complying with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws is a critical part of the job for managers and HR professionals. To create a positive workplace that is inclusive of all employees requires going beyond what is legally mandated. Leaders can help improve […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

What’s the Average Salary for a Finance Major?

July 29, 2020

Via: Investopedia

What is the average salary that a finance major can expect? At first glance, it doesn’t appear that a degree in finance is the ticket to a career with stellar pay. The average recipient of a bachelor’s degree in finance […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Highly Paid Worker Needed to Regularly Perform Only One FLSA-Exempt Duty

July 29, 2020

Via: SHRM

A highly compensated employee needs to customarily and regularly perform only one exempt duty to be exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even if that duty does not involve the exercise of discretion and independent […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

NLRB Gives Employers More Leeway to Fire Workers for Profane Outbursts

July 23, 2020

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave employers more flexibility to discipline or fire employees for abusive conduct when they are engaging in otherwise protected activity under federal labor law. In recent years, the NLRB has safeguarded employee statements that […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Missouri Limits Punitive Damages in Workplace Safety Lawsuits

July 20, 2020

Via: SHRM

On July 1, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed SB 591, which modifies various provisions relating to civil actions. Notably for Missouri employers, the bill modifies and restricts the way punitive damages are considered in lawsuits brought by current or former […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Updates FMLA Forms and Seeks Input on Making Improvements

July 17, 2020

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated certain optional Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms that employers and workers can use to coordinate leave requests. The department is also requesting input from the public to improve FMLA regulations […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pennsylvania governor signs police reform bills requiring background checks and de-escalation training

July 16, 2020

Via: Jurist

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two police reform bills into law calling for police reform and an end to systemic racism in law enforcement. The measures were framed in response to national outcry in the wake of the killing […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Virginia Adopts COVID-Related Workplace Safety Mandate

July 16, 2020

Via: SHRM

Employers in Virginia must take certain steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace or face penalties under an emergency temporary standard that Virginia lawmakers adopted on July 15. Gov. Ralph Northam said the move makes Virginia […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Wisconsin Supreme Court declares governor’s partial budget vetoes unconstitutional

July 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that three of Governor Tony Evers’ vetoes to the state’s biennial budget violated the state constitution. The Wisconsin Constitution provides that the governor may approve appropriation bills “in whole or in part.” The […]