Sessions Law http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/ recent posts en-us Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:23:05 -0600 The New Form I-9 Is Here. Is Your Business In Compliance with I-9 Requirements? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-new-form-i-9-is-here-is-your-business-in-compliance-with-i-9-requirements/ 2020-02-18 12:07:14 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-new-form-i-9-is-here-is-your-business-in-compliance-with-i-9-requirements/ Got California Consumers, Employees, or Job Applicants? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/got-california-consumers-employees-or-job-applicants/ 2020-02-18 12:05:57 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/got-california-consumers-employees-or-job-applicants/ Got Sexual Harassment Prevention Training? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/got-sexual-harassment-prevention-training/ 2020-01-27 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/got-sexual-harassment-prevention-training/ New in 2020: Affordable Care Act Reporting Relief for 2019- This Is Not Simple! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-in-2020-affordable-care-act-reporting-relief-for-2019-this-is-not-simple/ 2020-01-07 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-in-2020-affordable-care-act-reporting-relief-for-2019-this-is-not-simple/ The New Form W-4 Is Here http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-new-form-w-4-is-here/ 2020-01-06 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-new-form-w-4-is-here/ Happy New Year! New Laws In Effect for 2020 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/happy-new-year-new-laws-in-effect-for-2020/ 2020-01-03 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/happy-new-year-new-laws-in-effect-for-2020/ Whack-a-Mole Here We Go: 7th Circuit Okays Plaintiff Filing Separate FDCPA Lawsuits for Each Tradeline Defendant Failed to Mark Disputed http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/whack-a-mole-here-we-go-7th-circuit-okays-plaintiff-filing-separate-fdcpa-lawsuits-for-each-tradeline-defendant-failed-to-mark-disputed/ Settle one lawsuit, a new one pops up.  But what if it's the same plaintiff alleging the same violation twice in a row against the same defendant debt collector? 

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2020-01-03 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/whack-a-mole-here-we-go-7th-circuit-okays-plaintiff-filing-separate-fdcpa-lawsuits-for-each-tradeline-defendant-failed-to-mark-disputed/
'Robocall Bill' Awaits President's Signature After House and Senate Voted 'Yes' on Amended Pallon-Thume TRACED Act: http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/robocall-bill-awaits-president-s-signature-after-house-and-senate-voted-yes-on-amended-pallon-thume-traced-act/ 2019-12-31 12:09:09 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/robocall-bill-awaits-president-s-signature-after-house-and-senate-voted-yes-on-amended-pallon-thume-traced-act/ ADA Reminder: Keep Talking! Woman Awarded 6-Figure Damages After Not Returning From Maternity Leave http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/ada-reminder-keep-talking-woman-awarded-6-figure-damages-after-not-returning-from-maternity-leave/ 2019-12-31 12:07:06 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/ada-reminder-keep-talking-woman-awarded-6-figure-damages-after-not-returning-from-maternity-leave/ Consumer Fair Credit Reporting Act Suits Are Soaring: The Sessions Firm Identified As Top Active Consumer Protection Defense Firm http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/consumer-fair-credit-reporting-act-suits-are-soaring-the-sessions-firm-identified-as-top-active-consumer-protection-defense-firm/ 2019-10-29 13:35:23 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/consumer-fair-credit-reporting-act-suits-are-soaring-the-sessions-firm-identified-as-top-active-consumer-protection-defense-firm/ Did the Dog Eat Your EEO-1 Component 2 Pay-Data Report? Don't Stress... The EEOC Is Still Collecting Reports http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/did-the-dog-eat-your-eeo-1-component-2-pay-data-report-don-t-stress-the-eeoc-is-still-collecting-reports/ 2019-10-01 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/did-the-dog-eat-your-eeo-1-component-2-pay-data-report-don-t-stress-the-eeoc-is-still-collecting-reports/ DOL FINALLY Sets Minimum $35,000+ Salary for Exempt "White Collar" Employees- Effective 1/20/20!! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/dol-finally-sets-minimum-35-000-salary-for-exempt-white-collar-employees-effective-1-20-20/ 2019-09-24 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/dol-finally-sets-minimum-35-000-salary-for-exempt-white-collar-employees-effective-1-20-20/ I-9 Enforcement Is Booming- Don't Get ICEd http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/i-9-enforcement-is-booming-don-t-get-iced/ 2019-08-13 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/i-9-enforcement-is-booming-don-t-get-iced/ Telecom Collection Fee Deemed Legal http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/telecom-collection-fee-deemed-legal/ 2019-07-22 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/telecom-collection-fee-deemed-legal/ News You Can Use: Are You in Compliance with These New Employment Laws? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/news-you-can-use-are-you-in-compliance-with-these-new-employment-laws/ It has been a busy summer in the employment law world. Companies doing business in California, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Oregon, New York City, San Antonio, and Dallas should become familiar with these legal updates:

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2019-07-17 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/news-you-can-use-are-you-in-compliance-with-these-new-employment-laws/
Think your employees are earning "Discretionary Bonuses"? Think again. http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/think-your-employees-are-earning-discretionary-bonuses-think-again/ We've received many questions regarding the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule regarding "discretionary bonuses" in relation to an employee's overtime (OT) rate.

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2019-07-10 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/think-your-employees-are-earning-discretionary-bonuses-think-again/
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-magazine/ Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel is proud to announce that Rachel A. Morris from our Tampa office has been included in the Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list in Employment & Labor Law: Employer. 

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2019-05-30 10:11:33 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/rachel-morris-named-rising-star-by-florida-super-lawyers-magazine/
JUDGE REVERSES COURSE AND DISMISSES G NOTICE CLAIM IN NEW JERSEY http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/judge-reverses-course-and-dismisses-g-notice-claim-in-new-jersey/ On May 16, 2019, Judge Arleo of the District of New Jersey reversed herself and released her latest opinion in Poplin v. Chase Receivables approving a statutory G notice initial debt collection notice.

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2019-05-17 12:22:15 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/judge-reverses-course-and-dismisses-g-notice-claim-in-new-jersey/
EEOC Expands Pay Data Collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data to Include Both 2017 and 2018 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-expands-pay-data-collection-of-eeo-1-component-2-pay-data-to-include-both-2017-and-2018/ As we blogged about earlier this week, the EEOC announced it expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 pay data based on gender, race, and ethnicity in mid-July 2019.  In its notice published on the Federal Register, the EEOC also announced it was still deciding whether to require EEO-1 Component 2 pay data for 2017.

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2019-05-03 12:14:48 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-expands-pay-data-collection-of-eeo-1-component-2-pay-data-to-include-both-2017-and-2018/
EEOC Burdens Employers by Collecting EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-burdens-employers-by-collecting-eeo-1-component-2-pay-data/ Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officially reinstated its employer pay data survey for employers covered by EEO-1 reporting requirements. 

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2019-05-01 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-burdens-employers-by-collecting-eeo-1-component-2-pay-data/
May I Terminate a Medical Marijuana User for a Positive Drug Test? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/may-i-terminate-a-medical-marijuana-user-for-a-positive-drug-test/ Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia (and recreational use is also legal in 10 of those states, plus D.C.), but marijuana remains illegal under federal law. While employers can prohibit workers from using or being under the influence of intoxicating drugs in the workplace, the line becomes much smokier when the employee uses medical marijuana at home to treat a disability but there is no indication of use or intoxication in the workplace.

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2019-04-12 08:08:44 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/may-i-terminate-a-medical-marijuana-user-for-a-positive-drug-test/
EEOC Says EEO-1 Pay Data Will Be Due September 30 (For Now...) http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-says-eeo-1-pay-data-will-be-due-september-30-for-now/ As we blogged about here, a Washington, D.C., federal judge recently ordered the EEOC to reinstate the EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by the Trump Administration. The judge required that the EEOC explain how it would implement her order by April 3. 

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2019-04-04 14:39:21 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-says-eeo-1-pay-data-will-be-due-september-30-for-now/
Selection to Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/selection-to-rising-stars-by-texas-super-lawyers-magazine/ Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel is delighted to announce that Whitney White from the Dallas office has been named as a 2019 Texas Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers. After a rigorous nomination and review process, no more than 2.5% of all lawyers in the State of Texas are named as Rising Stars.

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2019-03-29 11:15:25 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/selection-to-rising-stars-by-texas-super-lawyers-magazine/
Second Circuit Confirms Debt Collectors Need Not Provide Detailed Disclosures About Interest And Fees Under The FDCPA http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/second-circuit-confirms-debt-collectors-need-not-provide-detailed-disclosures-about-interest-and-fees-under-the-fdcpa/ Over the last week, the Second Circuit issued two opinions (Kolbasyuk v. Capital Management Services, LP, No. 18-1260, and Corwise v. FMS Investment Corp., No. 18-1292) that clarify a debt collector's obligations under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") when a debt is accruing interest or fees.

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2019-03-22 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/second-circuit-confirms-debt-collectors-need-not-provide-detailed-disclosures-about-interest-and-fees-under-the-fdcpa/
Major EEO-1 Reporting Changes Coming? Federal Judge Rules Employers May Be Forced To Reveal Pay Information http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/major-eeo-1-reporting-changes-coming-federal-judge-rules-employers-may-be-forced-to-reveal-pay-information2/ On March 4, a Washington, D.C., federal judge ordered the EEOC to reinstate the EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by the Trump administration. The controversial provisions require covered employers to report pay information by race, ethnicity, and sex.  Importantly, the federal judge's mandate's effective date was not made clear by the March 4 Order. 

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2019-03-21 13:34:20 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/major-eeo-1-reporting-changes-coming-federal-judge-rules-employers-may-be-forced-to-reveal-pay-information2/