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Update on Homeland Security’s “No-Match” Rule

December 12, 2007 - 12:00 AM

The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") recently responded to Judge Charles M. Breyer's preliminary injunction halting implementation of the "no match" program. As discussed in prior blog entries, this proposed program would require employers to verify employee Social Security numbers and fire workers whose numbers do not match official records. DHS has decided to take...
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Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Promotes Four Women to Partnership

December 11, 2007 - 10:19 AM

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP is pleased to announce thateffective January 1, 2008,the following fourattorneys are being elevated to the position of partner in the firm -- BrandyT. Cody (San Diego office), RobinE.Weideman (Sacramento office), CindyR. Caplan (San Diego office) and KendraD. Miller (OrangeCounty office). Ms. Cody, Ms. Weideman, and Ms. Miller have been with...
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IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate

December 10, 2007 - 3:45 PM

Effective January 1, 2008, the Internal Revenue Service is increasing the standard mileage rate used by many employers to reimburse their employees for business use of a car (which includes vans, pickupsand panel trucks) -- the rate will increase to 50.5 cents per mile, up from 48.5 cents in 2007. Click here to view the IRS press release on this...
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Additional Employment Laws for 2008

December 7, 2007 - 4:22 PM

In addition to the new laws going into effect on January 1, 2008 that were described in our blog entry of November 20th, employers need to be aware of the following: --Assembly Bill 650: Effective January 1, 2008, this law requires California employers (meaning those subject to and required to provide unemployment insurance to their employees under the Unemployment Insurance...
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California Supreme Court to Analyze Administrative Exemption

December 4, 2007 - 10:59 AM

On November 28, 2007, the Supreme Court granted review of Harris v. Superior Court, 154 Cal.App.4th 164 (2007).The issue in Harris that the Supreme Court will review is whether insurance claims adjusters were properly classified by their employer as exempt under the administrative exemption.Specifically, the Court will analyze whether the claims adjusters were engaged in work...
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Employers Are Taking Steps to Reduce Costs Associated with Employee Benefits

November 29, 2007 - 11:31 AM

No one disputes that the cost of providing employee benefits, particularly health care coverage, is costly for employers. Some companies are now getting creative in an attempt to stem the spiraling costs associated with these programs. As discussed in an article in BusinessWeek Online, many employers are conducting so-called "dependent eligibility audits," in which these...
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Reminder—Employers Must Use New I-9 Forms

November 28, 2007 - 5:29 PM

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will begin imposing penalties against employers who are not using the newly approved and issued I-9 forms as of December 26, 2007. As a reminder, in our blog entry of November 9th we informed readers that an updated Employment Eligibility Verification Form (commonly known as the ...
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Extremely Important Discrimination Case to be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court Next Week

November 26, 2007 - 1:49 PM

By: Mark S. Spring

On December 3, 2007, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn, a federal age discrimination lawsuit. The primary issue in the case is whether or not, and to what extent, trial courts should admit so called "me-too" evidence in age discrimination cases. Simply stated, "me-too" evidence is evidence that...
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