On October 1, 2012, a bill (S2201) was introduced that would allow employers and unions to negotiate an alternative workers’ compensation program provided certain requirements are met. The bill also permits a group of employers participating in Taft-Hartley trust funds to apply to the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance for approval to enter into an agreement to pool their workers’ compensation liabilities in order to qualify as members of a group plan for self-insurance.
In Barrett v. Fontbonne Academy, the Massachusetts Superior Court curtailed various statutory and constitutional defenses available to an employer affiliated with a religious institution that faces discrimination claims under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B, the state’s antidiscrimination law.
NCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that the NCAA’s rule prohibiting student-athletes from being compensated for the use of their names, images, and…..
The rate of requests for evidence (RFEs) and denials issued for H-1B and L-1 petitions by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is up considerably, according to a new report by the National Foundation for American Policy. The findings, which are based on data released by USCIS, corroborate what many employers had already suspected—that it is getting harder to secure work authorization for foreign nationals, even those that are highly-skilled.