Author Archive for Paul M. Secunda

Third Annual ERISA, Employee Benefits, and Social Insurance National Conference

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Marquette Law School, Public | 1 Comment »

This has been a busy semester for the Labor and Employment Law Program at Marquette University Law School.  In addition to the Speaker Series I wrote about yesterday, we are ... Read more »

New Speaker Series in Labor and Employment Law

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

I am excited to announce the kick-off of a new speaker series in labor and employment law, sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Program at Marquette University Law School. We ... Read more »

Unanimous Supreme Court in Heimeshoff Permits Contractually-Based SOLs in ERISA Denial of Benefit Cases

Monday, December 16th, 2013
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Public, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accidental Life Ins. Co., concerning statute of limitation accrual issues for benefit claims under ... Read more »

6th Circuit: ERISA Remedy for Wrongful Denial of Benefits May Include Disgorgement Remedy Under Section 502(a)(3)

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Public | No Comments »

Thanks to Mark DeBofsky for bringing to my attention a potentially game-changing ERISA legal remedies case, Rochow v. Life Insurance Co. of North America (6th Cir. Dec. 6, 2013). Without seeking ... Read more »

Zelinsky: Use of HSAs and HRAs as Compromise to ACA Contraceptive Mandate Dispute

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Category: First Amendment, Health Care, Labor & Employment Law, Public, Religion & Law | 3 Comments »

Ed Zelinsky (Cardozo) has an interesting post on his OUP blog discussing a possible compromise in the on-going dispute between for-profit religious corporations, like Hobby Lobby, and the Obama administration's ... Read more »

Much ERISA Fun at the Supreme Court Today: Heimeshoff and Benefit SOL Accrual Issues

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Public, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

OK, hold onto your seats for some flat-out ERISA law excitement. This morning, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accidental Insurance Co. ... Read more »

SEC Issues Rule on CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosures

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Category: Corporate Law, Labor & Employment Law, Public | 1 Comment »

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a rule requiring companies to disclose the CEO-to-worker pay ratio.  Despite objections by many corporations, the rule covers all employees including ... Read more »

4th Cir: Liking on Facebook Is Protected First Amendment Activity

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Category: Computer Law, First Amendment, Labor & Employment Law, Public | No Comments »

Some of you may recall a case from Virginia in August of last year concerning whether, in a public sector First Amendment case involving political activities, liking someone or something ... Read more »

An Analysis of the 7th Circuit’s Wisconsin Act 10 Anti-Public Sector Collective Bargaining Law Decision

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Public, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | No Comments »

On Friday last week, the 7th Circuit in Wisconsin Education Association Council vs. Walker (7th Cir. Jan, 18, 2013), affirmed in part and reversed in part the Western District of ... Read more »

Some Thoughts on the Meaning of a Second Obama Term for Labor and Employment Law

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, President & Executive Branch, Public | No Comments »

In light of President Obama's resounding re-election victory last night, and other developments in political races down the ticket, here are some of my initial thoughts on what might happen ... Read more »

Wisconsin Recall Post-Mortem: Implications for Labor

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 7 Comments »

Cross posted at Workplace Prof Blog. As one of the few labor law professors here in the State of Wisconsin, and as a close election watcher, I think it is incumbent ... Read more »

Federal Judge Partially Strikes Down Wisconsin Act 10, the Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | 4 Comments »

The Western District of Wisconsin issued its much anticipated opinion in WEAC v. Walker yesterday on the constitutionality of Wisconsin Act 10, the public-sector anti-collective bargaining bill that was enacted into law ... Read more »