Sessions Law http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/ recent posts en-us Sun, 09 Aug 2020 02:33:51 -0500 New York District Court Vacates Parts of FFCRA Final Rule (Including Work Availability Rule) http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-york-district-court-vacates-parts-of-ffcra-final-rule-including-work-availability-rule/ Today, a federal district court in the Southern District of New York vacated several provisions in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s FFCRA regulations.  As we blogged about here, the DOL issued a Final Rule on FFCRA leave back in April.  Among other things, the Final Rule lays out circumstances when an employee is not eligible for FFCRA benefits due to lack of work, and that employees may only take FFCRA leave intermittently with their employer's consent.

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2020-08-04 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-york-district-court-vacates-parts-of-ffcra-final-rule-including-work-availability-rule/
Form I-9 Penalties Just Went Up http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/form-i-9-penalties-just-went-up/ The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released new increased fines for Form I-9 penalties, in accordance with annual inflation. The new fines are effective immediately for penalties assessed after June 17, 2020 for associated violations which occurred after November 2, 2015.  

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2020-07-28 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/form-i-9-penalties-just-went-up/
MORE COVID-19 DOL GUIDANCE: PART 2 - FLSA http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-covid-19-dol-guidance-part-2-flsa/ As we blogged about here, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance on COVID-19 return-to-work issues.  Part 2 of this series focuses on the additional guidance issued under the FLSA.

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2020-07-27 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-covid-19-dol-guidance-part-2-flsa/
MORE COVID-19 DOL GUIDANCE: PART 1 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-covid-19-dol-guidance-part-1/ On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance on COVID-19 return-to-work issues under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

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2020-07-24 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-covid-19-dol-guidance-part-1/
Attention Employers! New FMLA Forms Are Here http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-new-fmla-forms-are-here/ The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has just released updated model FMLA forms for employer use.  

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2020-07-23 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-new-fmla-forms-are-here/
Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel could not be more pleased to announce the return of Harold A. Aucoin, J.D., CPA, LL.M., as a partner leading the Firm's Corporate & Transactions Section http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/sessions-fishman-nathan-israel-could-not-be-more-pleased-to-announce-the-return-of-harold-a-aucoin-j-d-cpa-ll-m-as-a-partner-leading-the-firm-s-corporate-transactions-section/ Harold now leads the Firm's Corporate & Transactions Section and practices primarily in the areas of business transactions, corporate law, contracts, taxation, and general business. He originally joined the Firm is in 2007 and, after joining a Firm client in 2011, remained special counsel to the Firm until his recent return as a full-time partner.  

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2020-07-22 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/sessions-fishman-nathan-israel-could-not-be-more-pleased-to-announce-the-return-of-harold-a-aucoin-j-d-cpa-ll-m-as-a-partner-leading-the-firm-s-corporate-transactions-section/
Individual Consumer Harm Actually Becomes Required in 11th Circuit FDCPA Letter Case http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/individual-consumer-harm-actually-becomes-required-in-11th-circuit-fdcpa-letter-case/ Great news - "standing" to sue stands-up as a strong defense to FDCPA letter cases brought in federal court. 

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2020-07-15 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/individual-consumer-harm-actually-becomes-required-in-11th-circuit-fdcpa-letter-case/
More FFCRA Leave Questions Answered re Summer Camp Closures http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-ffcra-leave-questions-answered-re-summer-camp-closures/ 2020-06-30 11:59:48 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-ffcra-leave-questions-answered-re-summer-camp-closures/ OSHA Issues Road Map for Reopening Businesses http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-issues-road-map-for-reopening-businesses/ 2020-06-19 12:58:42 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-issues-road-map-for-reopening-businesses/ U.S. Supreme Court Gives Huge Civil Rights Victory to LGBTQ Workers http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/u-s-supreme-court-gives-huge-civil-rights-victory-to-lgbtq-workers/ 2020-06-16 12:53:03 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/u-s-supreme-court-gives-huge-civil-rights-victory-to-lgbtq-workers/ New EEOC Guidance- Part II: Navigating Employment Issues during the Pandemic http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-ii-navigating-employment-issues-during-the-pandemic/ 2020-06-16 11:14:09 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-ii-navigating-employment-issues-during-the-pandemic/ New EEOC Guidance - Part I: Navigating Employment Issues during the Pandemic http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-i-navigating-employment-issues-during-the-pandemic/ 2020-06-15 11:16:14 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-i-navigating-employment-issues-during-the-pandemic/ The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Is the Law http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-paycheck-protection-program-flexibility-act-is-the-law/ 2020-06-08 12:18:07 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-paycheck-protection-program-flexibility-act-is-the-law/ The Sessions Firm Presents with ACA International "When COVID-Mary Returns - Part II" June 16, 2020 -- 3 PM EST (2 PM CST) http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-sessions-firm-presents-with-aca-international-when-covid-mary-returns-part-ii-june-16-2020-3-pm-est-2-pm-cst/ Join us for our newest 1 hour ACA presentation on June 16 for Part II of a 2-part series addressing potential litigation risks and liability facing employers for Covid-19 reopening issues.

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2020-06-04 11:42:56 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-sessions-firm-presents-with-aca-international-when-covid-mary-returns-part-ii-june-16-2020-3-pm-est-2-pm-cst/
RACHEL MORRIS NAMED 'RISING STAR' BY FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/rachel-morris-named-rising-star-by-florida-super-lawyers-magazine2/ 2020-06-04 09:05:35 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/rachel-morris-named-rising-star-by-florida-super-lawyers-magazine2/ WARNing to Employers: COVID-19 WARN Act Suits Are Here http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/warning-to-employers-covid-19-warn-act-suits-are-here/ 2020-05-29 09:19:25 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/warning-to-employers-covid-19-warn-act-suits-are-here/ The Sharks are Circling Part II: COVID-19 Employment Law Claims on the Rise http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-sharks-are-circling-part-ii-covid-19-employment-law-claims-on-the-rise/ 2020-05-27 15:00:11 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-sharks-are-circling-part-ii-covid-19-employment-law-claims-on-the-rise/ Attention Employers that are Federal Contractors or Subcontractors http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-that-are-federal-contractors-or-subcontractors/ 2020-05-22 12:52:08 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-that-are-federal-contractors-or-subcontractors/ The Sharks are Circling: Another Class Action Lawsuit filed against Employer over COVID-19 Safety http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-sharks-are-circling-another-class-action-lawsuit-filed-against-employer-over-covid-19-safety/ 2020-05-20 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-sharks-are-circling-another-class-action-lawsuit-filed-against-employer-over-covid-19-safety/ The EEOC Publishes Additional Guidance For Employers- Part II: Accommodations http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-eeoc-publishes-additional-guidance-for-employers-part-ii-accommodations/ 2020-05-18 14:53:10 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-eeoc-publishes-additional-guidance-for-employers-part-ii-accommodations/ Attention Employers - The Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application is Here! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-the-paycheck-protection-program-forgiveness-application-is-here/ 2020-05-18 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-the-paycheck-protection-program-forgiveness-application-is-here/ The EEOC Won't Collect EEO-1 Data in 2020 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-eeoc-won-t-collect-eeo-1-data-in-2020/ The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday in a press release it will delay its annual collection of EEO-1 data from businesses with 100 or more workers because of the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The EEOC also said it will similarly push back its collection of EEO-3 and EEO-5 surveys.

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2020-05-13 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-eeoc-won-t-collect-eeo-1-data-in-2020/
DOL Announces Employees with Reduced Schedules can get $600/week CARES Payout http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/dol-announces-employees-with-reduced-schedules-can-get-600-week-cares-payout/ 2020-05-12 14:30:48 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/dol-announces-employees-with-reduced-schedules-can-get-600-week-cares-payout/ The Constitution Wins! Debt Collectors May Resume Calling Massachusetts Consumers http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-constitution-wins-debt-collectors-may-resume-calling-massachusetts-consumers/ 2020-05-12 14:27:33 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-constitution-wins-debt-collectors-may-resume-calling-massachusetts-consumers/ The Form I-9 In The Time of COVID-19: Your Questions Answered http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-form-i-9-in-the-time-of-covid-19-your-questions-answered/ 2020-05-12 14:26:05 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-form-i-9-in-the-time-of-covid-19-your-questions-answered/