Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends - June 2019: Specialty finance/Marketplace lending

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: specialty finance/marketplace lending — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019. CURRENT MARKET - Upward, marginal. WE ARE SEEING: - Market consolidation across product lines - Foreign inbound M&A (particularly...By: White & Case LLP
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White & Case LLP | Jul 20,2019 |

New York State Bans Discrimination Based on "Traits," Including Hairstyle

Adding to an already busy summer of New York state employment law developments, employers and human resources professionals should take note of an amendment to the state’s Human Rights Law that adds protections for employees based on certain...By: Harris Beach PLLC
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Harris Beach PLLC | Jul 20,2019 |

Employers with Federal Contracts Should Take Affirmative Steps to Maintain Confidentiality of Pay Data Submitted via EEO-1 Survey

As discussed in our prior alert, employers are now required to submit additional information to supplement EEO-1 reports. The deadline to submit this new information – which will include employee pay data (referred to by the EEOC as “Component 2”)...By: Poyner Spruill LLP
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Poyner Spruill LLP | Jul 20,2019 |

Digging into the New HRA Regulations, Part 3 – Premium Tax Credit and Employer Mandate Impact on Individual Coverage HRAs

As part of our ongoing series on the final regulations expanding the availability of health reimbursement accounts (“HRAs”), we discussed the newly-created Individual Coverage HRAs, which generally allow for employers to reimburse employees’ premiums...By: Proskauer - Employee Benefits & Executive
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Electronic Filing Changes: What Every Employer and Insurance Carrier Needs to Know

The Division of Workers’ Compensation is in the process of rolling out its new Workers’ Compensation Electronic System (WCES).  Effective July 22, 2019, parties will now need to file pleadings, motions, settlement documents, hearing exhibits, hearing...By: Davis Brown Law Firm
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Davis Brown Law Firm | Jul 20,2019 |

Ohio Supreme Court: All Claims for Defective Construction or Design Must Be Brought Within 10 Years of Substantial Completion

The Court’s decision in New Riegel Local School District Board of Education, et al. v. The Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc., et al. interprets Ohio’s Statute of Repose,  which generally requires certain construction defect claims to be...By: Benesch
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Benesch | Jul 20,2019 |

New Jersey Expands Employment Protections to Medical Marijuana Users

New Jersey recently joined a growing number of states, including Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma and Rhode Island, that afford certain job protections to employees and...By: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | Jul 19,2019 |

Is It Workplace Harassment to Tell an Employee to Go Back Where She Came From?

Last week, President Trump made headlines when he tweeted that “‘progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen … originally came from countries” that were “totally broken and crime infested,” and that they should “go back” to the “places from which they came.”...By: Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP | Jul 19,2019 |

IRS provides guidance on preventive care for high-deductible health plans and HSAs 

On July 17, the IRS issued Notice 2019-45 (the Notice), expanding the concept of preventive care to certain services and items that target specific chronic conditions, such as testing strips and insulin for diabetes. As high-deductible health plans...By: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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A Review of Recent Whistleblower Developments

Whistleblower Developments is a periodic report covering significant cases, decisions, proposals, and legislation related to whistleblower statutes and how they may impact your business......By: Foley & Lardner LLP
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Foley & Lardner LLP | Jul 19,2019 |
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