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Nearly half of working parents are burning the candle on both ends when it comes to juggling career and kids

March 24th, 2011

According to a national survey commissioned by Care.com, Inc., 62 percent of working parents revealed that they are too stressed from managing their jobs and their families to go to the gym, call a friend or have sex with their spouses. A quarter of working parents (25 percent) report that they would leave their current [Read more...]

Oral complaints protected under FLSA’s antiretaliation provisions; Supreme Court sets “fair notice” standard for employee complaints to be protected

March 23rd, 2011

Oral complaints are protected under the FLSA’s antiretaliation provisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning in a 6-2 opinion authored by Justice Breyer (Kasten v Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Dkt No 09-834, March 22, 2011, Breyer, S). Resolving a conflict among the circuits, the majority found the scope of the statutory term “filed any complaint [Read more...]

Deloitte report reveals hidden costs of health care one year after health care reform

March 23rd, 2011

As health care reform marks its one-year anniversary, a new Deloitte report reveals that consumers are spending $363 billion, or 14.7 percent more, on health care than traditionally reported in official government accounts. This spending falls outside of conventionally-counted health care costs such as doctors, prescriptions, hospitals, and health insurance coverage. Demonstrating the significance of [Read more...]

Delaware can’t penalize out-of-state contractor’s use of Pennsylvania apprentices by imposing “permanent place of business” requirement; market participant doctrine did not apply

March 22nd, 2011

An out-of-state electrical contractor successfully challenged the state of Delaware’s practice of refusing to recognize out-of-state registered apprentices under its prevailing wage law regulations under the dormant Commerce Clause (Tri-M Group, LLC v Sharp, March 21, 2011, Rendell, M). The Third Circuit upheld a federal district court’s finding that the regulations facially discriminated against out-of-state [Read more...]

H-1B petitions for FY 2012 being accepted beginning April 1

March 22nd, 2011

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2012 cap on April 1, the agency announced March 18. Cases will be considered accepted on the date USCIS receives a properly filed petition for which the correct fee has been submitted, not the date that the petition is postmarked.
USCIS [Read more...]