Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Epstein Becker Green Continues Growth of Chicago Office with Addition of Michael S. Ferrell

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Michael S. Ferrell, an experienced labor and employment lawyer who provides businesses with counseling on a variety of workforce management matters, has joined its Chicago office as a Member of the Firm. Mr. Ferrell comes to EBG from Jones Day.

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Are Your Networking Efforts Wasted?

If we were guaranteed to get business every time we met someone new, we’d all be networking all the time, right?

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Robert J. Munnelly, Jr. To Present Data Security Program At MCLE

Mr. Munnelly will analyze the latest data security developments affecting Massachusetts businesses and institutions in 2019, and provide practical guidance on the critical legal and operational measures that must be addressed in an effective information security program.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 21

Funds and financial products

Further Royal Commission fallout

The fallout from Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry continues with proposals for legislative reform to implement some of the recommendations.

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Maryland Poised to Increase Minimum Wage to $15

Maryland appears poised to increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years, joining California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and various local jurisdictions, including its own Montgomery County and neighboring District of Columbia.

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David Clark Quoted in “Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason”

David J. Clark, Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in The New York Times, in “Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason,” by Michelle Andrews. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

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DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule – Employment Law This Week

A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week: New Proposed Overtime Rule.

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Talking Tax – Issue 152

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to look into ATO pursuing early recovery of tax debts

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ILN Firm of the Month – Ogden Murphy Wallace, Seattle!

We are proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Ogden Murphy Wallace, Seattle!
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is a leading multispecialty law firm committed to providing practical, cost-effective legal services to businesses, municipal entities, and individuals. They have served Pacific Northwest clients for 100 years, providing additional legal services as their clients’ affairs have prospered and expanded. They address each client’s needs with the most appropriate expertise available in their firm, using a team approach to draw on the specialized knowledge of attorneys best qualified to meet those needs.
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New DOL Opinion Letters Address State Law Residential Janitor Exemption and Participation in an Employer’s Optional Volunteer Program

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released two opinion letters concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One letter addresses the interplay between New York State’s overtime exemption for residential janitors (colloquially referred to as apartment “supers”) and the FLSA, which does not exempt such employees, and the other addresses whether time spent participating in an employer’s optional volunteer program constitutes “hours worked” requiring compensation under the FLSA.

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