Month: November 2022

Working For Your 401(k) Rights

Federal Claims Against Milliman, Inc. Employers offer a number of employee benefits to attract and retain their workforce. One of those very important employee benefits is a retirement savings plan known the 401(k) plan. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) is a federal law that governs how employers are to manage their 401(k) plan. It imposes strict fiduciary duties…

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Legal Recourse for Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Weight

Discrimination on the basis of weight is rampant in society. Yet only one state, Michigan, explicitly prohibits weight-based discrimination. Two other states, Massachusetts and New York, are currently considering bills that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of weight. Meanwhile, approximately 41.9% of adults in the United States are obese, and research indicates that overweight and obese people experience workplace…

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Tech World Forecast: A Perfect Storm for Whistleblowers

In recent weeks, uncertainty and upheaval have darkened the usually sunny skies over Silicon Valley. Mass layoffs have roiled the tech world. Meta recently laid off 11,000 workers. Twitter cut 3,700 jobs and Lyft released 700 employees. These layoffs followed months of missed earnings projections and a dizzying drop in share prices on the S&P 500. Senator Marco Rubio wrote…

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New York City’s New Pay Transparency Law

On November 1, 2022, New York City’s pay transparency law took effect. The new law, enacted in January 2022, is a major step toward ensuring pay equity for New York City workers because it requires most New York City employers to disclose salary ranges in their job postings. Employee Rights Under the New Pay Transparency Law The new law amends…

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Investors Have Rights to Recover Attorney’s Fees In California

Legendary investor Warren Buffet once said, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” What Buffet is talking about are the investments in your portfolio. The tide going out is a metaphor for a bear market, and swimming naked refers to poor investments, which often find their way into one’s portfolio because of imprudent investment…

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The Speak Out Act: Another Step Forward in the Battle Against Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

On Thursday, September 29, the Speak Out Act passed in the Senate with bipartisan support. If it passes in the House and is signed into law by President Biden, it will be another important step toward holding perpetrators of workplace misconduct accountable. Following the passage of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Act of 2021 (the Ending…

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