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Employers Must File EEO-1 Component 2 Data by September 30, 2019

On April 25, a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the EEOC must collect Component-2 wage/hours worked data from employers by September 30, 2019.  The Court also ordered EEOC to collect two pay years (2018 and either 2017 or 2019). If the EEOC choses 2017 it will also be due on September 30.  If it chooses 2019, that data will be due March 31, 2020. The EEOC has until May 3 to determine which additional year will be collected.

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Timothy D. Gronewold and Michael R. Lied Reappointed to Committees within the Illinois State Bar Association

Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been reappointed to committees within the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2019-2020 term.

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McDonald Hopkins recognized in Chambers USA 2019 rankings

McDonald Hopkins is pleased to announce the attorneys and practice areas that have been recognized by Chambers USA 2019.

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Kommersant has listed Maxima Legal amongst the leaders in the Russian legal market

Publishing house Kommersant has included Maxima Legal in its annual ratings for Leaders in Legal Services for 2018 in its sector and individual nominations.

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Thinking of Selling or Buying a Florida Medical Practice or Hospital? Be Advised, Pending Antitrust Legislation Proposes to Add a Speed Bump

Florida has been at the forefront of some very interesting healthcare M&A activity in the past year, including an influx of private equity and consistent growth in Hospital and Health Plan vertical integration.  Unless subject to antitrust filing requirements, these high profile transactions are typically carried out under veils of confidentiality and announced upon completion.  However, Florida M&A is not insulated from recent Florida House health reform initiatives.  If the Florida House gets its way, the pace of healthcare transactions in Florida may hit a speed bump in the form of a notice, delay and potential for a pre-close assessment by the Florida Attorney General.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Impose Class Action Arbitration Based on Ambiguous Agreements

Our colleague Stuart M. Gerson at Epstein Becker Green recently posted an article on LinkedIn that will be of interest to our readers: “SCOTUS Today: Class Action Ambiguity Finds No Shelter Under the Federal Arbitration Act.”

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Three new lawyers with RSS

Three new lawyers joined the firm during the month of March:

  • Sara Laraichi, a litigator with experience with civil and commercial litigation;
  • Janie Gauthier, who is part of our Family Law Practice Group; and
  • Eliab Taïrou, whose practise focuses on labour and employment law.
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Mandatory Security Check Policy Leads to Meal Break Violations, $6 Million Jury Award

On April 12, 2019, in a federal case known as Hamilton v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a California jury awarded more than $6 million in meal break premiums to a class of Wal-Mart employees who worked at the company’s fulfillment center in Chino, California.  The jury found that by requiring class members to complete a mandatory security check prior to leaving the facility, Wal-Mart discouraged them from leaving the premises for meal breaks, failing to comply with its obligation to provide class members with required meal breaks.  The verdict – which Wal-Mart may well appeal – provides guidance to employers doing business in California.

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Workers Compensation attorney Margaret O’Bryon joins McDonald Hopkins in Cleveland office

Margaret O’Bryon is bringing 15 years of experience developing an expertise in workers’ compensation to McDonald Hopkins LLC, joining the firm as counsel in the Cleveland office.

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Epstein Becker Green Recognized Among Leading Law Firms and Attorneys in 2019 Edition of Chambers USA

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that the firm has received high rankings in the following practice areas in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business:

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