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No COBRA Claim for Cutting Benefits After FMLA Leave (access required)

A city firefighter was not entitled to continued health insurance benefits under COBRA when he failed to return to work after exhausting his leave under the Family Medical Leave Act; the Danville U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s failure to return ...

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Plan Should Have Asked for Medical Records (access required)

ERISA’s “collaborative” process for reviewing disability claims required defendant plan, at a minimum, to clearly tell claimant she needed to provide records from a psychologist who, in the wake of claimant’s multiple chest surgeries treated her for post-traumatic stress disorder ...

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Keeping your balance: Tax consequences of gifts, awards, prizes (access required)

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With the holiday season right around the corner, it is important for both employers and employees to be reminded about the tax consequences of receiving gifts, awards and other prizes. Whether it is a free turkey at Thanksgiving, an award ...

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Fire Captains Covered by ‘First Responder’ Reg (access required)

A DOL 2004 “first responder regulation” did not change plaintiff fire captains’ ineligibility for enhanced overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the fire captains still are covered by the Act’s executive ...

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IT Contract Workers Show FLSA Class (access required)

In this overtime pay suit against a government IT contractor, the Norfolk U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge conditionally certifies a class of network and system administrators who worked on defendant’s Military Sealift Command Afloat Contract out of defendant’s Chesapeake office. ...

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