September 2013

Calling An Employee By Any Other Name Has Consequences

There has been a recent and growing trend of employers misclassifying employees as “independent contractors,” particularly in the construction industry. Contractors historically have relied on armies of skilled subcontractors to supplement their core w…

Seizing State Pensions Tough Task

July 2013

The Supreme Court’s Decision on DOMA and Its Impact on Employers

As a follow up to our earlier alert, on June 26 in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which had defined "marriage" as a "legal union between a man and a woman," and "spouse" as…

June 2013

A Tool Fit To Find The Crime?