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January 2014




FMG Adds California Employment Law Blog - Sign up for 2014

LogoFMG has legal blogs on a number of specific areas. Most recently, we have added California Employment Law to our existing blogs on Construction, Employment, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Healthcare and Immigration. To review last month's blog entries or sign up to receive new blog entries on the topic of your choice, click here.




USCIS Announces E-Verify Updates for 2014

By: Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul
 
USCISThe United States Customs and Immigration Enforcement Services (USCIS) recently announced several updates to its E-Verify system.  USCIS has indicated that the upcoming changes are an attempt to address criticism regarding security loopholes and lack of user friendliness.
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FCC Issues New TCPA Regulations

By: Matt Foree
 
TCPAThe Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently issued new regulations regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The TCPA prohibits, among other things, certain telemarketing calls made using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial prerecorded voice.
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Play or Pay: The GDOL’s New Rule On Unemployment Claims

By: Jennifer Miller
 
GDOLIn 2011, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011(“TAAEA”) was signed into law.  Under section 252 of TAAEA, the federal government required states to enact stricter rules for employers’ responses to requests for information regarding unemployment claims.   Pursuant to TAAEA, states were to make the required changes by October 21, 2013.  In Georgia, the Georgia General Assembly failed to act by this deadline, forcing the Georgia Department of Labor (“GDOL”) to take action.  The result: a new rule, which the GDOL notified employers of on November 22, 2013.
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FMG Announces New Of Counsel Attorneys

Kelly Eisenlohr-MoulMichael WolakFMG is pleased to announce that Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul has been named Of Counsel by the Firm and also that Michael Wolak, III has joined the Firm as Of Counsel.
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