Late last month, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that expands the definition of “spouse” for purposes of taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA is a federal law that requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees for certain medical and caretaking reasons. Among those reasons, employees may take leave to care for a spouse with a serious health condition, care for…
Nolo’s Disability Blog has moved and now resides on our partner site, disabilitysecrets.com. I will still be answering readers’ disability questions, occasionally joined by guest blogging disability attorneys from around the country. Please visit us on the “Ask Your Disability Question” page on disability secrets.com, where you can find our entire archive of past questions and answers.
Dear Rich: 1) I am an Independent Contractor and web/graphic designer, and my client thinks that I have appropriately shared proprietary information. Do electronic newsletters constitute proprietary information? 2) I forwarded several emails newsletters at the request of a former employee and friend with whom I had collaborated on the newsletter design. Did I unlawfully share a proprietary work? Does… READ MORE>>>
A Los Angeles jury has returned an $18 million verdict in a civil case against the Los Angeles Dodgers and two men over the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot back in 2011. Bryan Stow, a 45 year-old former paramedic from Santa Cruz, attended a Dodgers-Giants game on the night of March 31, 2011… READ MORE>>>
In theory, anyway. That’s because on July 1, IRS introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for tax exempt status more easily. The new Form 1023-EZ is a mere three pages long (compared with the standard Form 1023 which spans 26 pages.) IRS thinks as many as 70 percent of all tax exempt applicants will qualify to… READ MORE>>>