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Oct 10 2013
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Health Care Reform May Impact Your Employment and Severance Agreements

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Executives should be aware of the new application of nondiscrimination rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended (“PPACA” or “Act”)—commonly known as health care reform—that will prevent highly compensated employees from being rewarded with more favorable eligibility terms or richer benefit levels in connection with health insurance.

Oct 10 2013
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Protecting a Union’s Rights | Employee Benfits

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We all know that winning at the NLRB is hardly the end of the story

Oct 10 2013
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NYSBA Perspective – Fall 2007 | Employee Benefits

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Employees, in particular executives, may be covered by a wide range of compensation arrangements. These compensation arrangements may involve, for example, tax-qualified pension and retirement plans, health and welfare plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, life insurance and stock-based compensation.

Oct 10 2013
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Whistleblower Case Study: Defending a State Employee Doing the Right Thing

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An employee discovers practices that appear to be improper if not unlawful. A state employee of the Office of Vocation Rehabilitation (“State Office”) turned to us in connection with their discovery of several practices of their employer that appeared to be improper if not unlawful. The discovery occurred in connection with their review of the […]

Oct 29 2012
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Blitman & King Secures Victory On Appeal Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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On an issue of first impression, Ken Wagner, a partner with Blitman & King secured a victory on appeal for a number of multiemployer benefit funds that sought to shift the burden on record keeping. The case was discussed and highlighted in Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report (178 DLR AA-1, September 13, 2012, © 2012 […]

Apr 27 2012
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Blitman & King Presents to the Schenectady County Dental Association | Employment Law

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On April 18, 2012, Jonathan Cerrito, Dan Brice and Ginger LaChapelle of Blitman & King presented to the Schenectady County Dental Association on issues involving 401(k) plan administration, HIPAA and employment law.

Apr 13 2012
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U.S. & Germany Agree Not to Tax Dividends from Certain Pension Investments

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On April 12, 2012, the IRS announced that the U.S. and Germany have agreed not to tax income or dividends from investments made by certain U.S. or German pension funds. Of particular interest to U.S. pension funds, is that favorable tax treatment will apply to dividends received from a group trust established pursuant to IRS Revenue Ruling 81-100.

Apr 4 2012
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Blitman & King to Present at "Recent Developments of Critical Labor Relations Issues Before the NLRB" | Employment Law

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Nathaniel Lambright, a partner in the Labor Department of Blitman & King, will present at upcoming NLRB conference on May 11, 2012 at The Hearthstone in Depew, NY. Nat will discuss recent developments at the NLRB. Other topics of interest include the duty of fair representations, relocations, closings and other entrepreneurial decisions, social media and the NLRB and the changing face of ethical obligations involving the internet and social media.

Apr 3 2012
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What does health care look like in 2014 and beyond? | Employment Law

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That's exactly the question that Ginger LaChapelle, an Associate in the Employee Benefits Department of Blitman & King, recently addressed in her presentation at the firm's 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar. The paper and presentation explained key health reform provisions relating to the establishment of state-run American Health Benefit Exchanges, and the law’s most controversial requirement, the “individual mandate.”

Apr 3 2012
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Social Media Use May Be Concerted/Protected Activity Under Labor Law | Employment Law

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Jules Smith, a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice of Blitman & King, recently authored a paper discussing the latest pronouncements of the National Labor Relations concerning employer applications of rules restricting employee use of Social Media, which are generally measured against the rights contained in Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.