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OPM Rules in Favor of Two More Selective Service “failure to Register” Clients

In recent months, I have taken on a number of cases involving federal employees whose job was in jeopardy due to their failure to register with the Selective Service.

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Arbitrator Rules in Favor of Client’s 401(K) Plan in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

In July 2010, I handled a three-day arbitration in Denver, Colorado on behalf of an employer and its 401(k) Plan in an ERISA breach of fiduciary duty case.

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OPM Issues Another Favorable Ruling for Client in Selective Service Case

On August 28, 2010, OPM issued another favorable determination for a client who failed to register with the Selective Service when eligible. The fact pattern is very similar to the other recent Selective Services cases we have successfully handled before OPM.

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Are Employees Entitled to FMLA Leave for Cosmetic Surgery?

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) provides for up to 12 weeks of job protected, unpaid leave each year for certain employees for reasons that include the employee's own serious health condition.

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DOL Expands Coverage Under FMLA to Include Same-Sex Partners (Among Others)

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of job protected leave each year for certain covered events, including for the birth or placement of a child for adoption, or because of a child's serious health condition.

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Court Rules Drug Representatives Not Exempt from Overtime Requirements

Several weeks ago, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals paved the way for pharmaceutical sales representatives to pursue overtime claims against their employers.

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Presenting Your Case to OPM Following a Failure to Register with The Selective Service

As I wrote in a previous article on this blog, an individual's failure to register with the Selective Service before attaining 26 years of age operates as a bar to federal employment.

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Maryland Amends Wage Payment and Collection Law to Include Overtime Compensation

The Maryland General Assembly recently passed several important amendments to Maryland's Wage Payment and Collection Law — which requires employers to promptly pay employees for their services or be subject to treble damages and attorney's fees.

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OPM Allows Client to Keep Position at Irs Despite Failing to Register with The Selective Service

The Requirement To Register With The Selective Service Remains Firmly In Place Despite The Fact That There Has Been No Military Draft For Many Years. In A Nutshell, All Males Between The Ages Of 18 And 26 Are Required By Federal Law To Register With The Selective Service.

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DOL Aims to Curtail Overtime Abuses Through Mandatory Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Labor Department has announced its intention to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing significant amendments to the FLSA recordkeeping regulations aimed at educating employees as to their eligibility for overtime.

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