Employer Alert: EEOC Requires Compliance with Renewed Pay Data Collection by September 30, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is restoring the “Revised EEO-1: Pay Data Collection” for private employers with 100 or more employees — as well as certain federal contractors and subcontractors. The pay data collection…

Would my spouse be entitled to any money from my personal injury or workers’ compensation settlement in a Rhode Island Divorce?

Suffering a personal injury or undergoing a divorce can be some of the most stressful and trying experiences an individual may encounter especially when litigating the distribution of a spouse’s personal injury or workers’ compensation benefits is a main issue…

Rhode Island Supreme Court Upholds Pet Visitation Provisions in Marital Settlement Agreement

By Gregory N. Hoffman and Rui P. Alves Recently, the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an opinion reaffirming the case law regarding the enforcement of marital settlement agreements and upholding the right of a party to exercise visitation with a…

Employer Alert: DOL Clarifies Position on the Delay or Extension of FMLA Leave

In response to a specific inquiry, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently indicated that an employer is not permitted to delay the designation of an employee’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)-qualifying leave, or allow more than the 12 weeks…

Employer Alert: NLRB Changes Independent Contractor Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that it will revert back to the long-standing common-law test for determining independent contractor status. This overrules a 2014 NLRB decision, which modified the common-law test by limiting the impact of entrepreneurial…