A former New York Mets executive has filed a federal lawsuit against the baseball franchise alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the New York State Human Rights Law, claiming that she was harassed and ultimately dismissed for being pregnant. The complaint, filed by Leigh Castergine in the U.S. District Court for […]
Month: September 2014
An employer-sponsored health plan was entitled to full recovery of more than $131,700 in funds, plus more than $149,000 in attorney’s fees, after it came to light that a plan participant and her attorneys tried to con the plan by lying about the size of a third-party settlement, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we pondered the pitfalls of outsourcing; today, what you can do to avoid them.
Remember that old commercial “Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee”? Remember when Moms in the June Cleaver era made a cooked breakfast every morning for their families?
by Dan Oswald It sounds like a childhood taunt. “What are you afraid of?” If you close your eyes for a minute, chances are you can go back in time and recall a situation in which you were asked that exact question. Someone was trying to push you into doing something you really didn’t want […]
Pension plan sponsors that offer to “cash out or annuitize benefits” for former employees would have to report this to the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the agency has proposed. In a routine information-collection change request to the Office of Management and Budget posted Sept. 23 (79 Fed. Reg. 56831), PBGC said it intends to […]
From payroll to benefits, employers face complex compliance and management challenges. Is outsourcing a best-practice solution?
Two recently filed EEOC lawsuits reveal that severance packages are even trickier than we thought, says Attorney Joel Van Parys. It’s fine to use a template for these agreements, but it is also important to look at them individually.
Celebrities … they’re just like us. Which is to say that they now have a reason to be ticked off at the National Labor Relations Board too. A recent decision by an NLRB administrative law judge tells Hollywood’s A-listers they get no special treatment under the labor laws. The MUSE School, founded by Titanic director James Cameron, […]
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a scary and stressful time in one’s life, but imagine being fired after you find out that you’ve been diagnosed with it!