Angelo Spinola

Angelo Spinola

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Illinois Becomes Seventh State to Expand Employment Rights to Domestic Workers

On August 21, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, amending four existing state employment laws so they will now apply to domestic workers. Effective January 1,...more

9/23/2016 - Domestic Workers Harassment Home Healthcare Workers Human Rights Human Rights Act New Legislation Over-Time Pregnancy Sexual Harassment Wage and Hour

Labor & Employment Issues Facing the Healthcare Industry

Public discourse on "healthcare" has focused primarily on health insurance and the significant changes made by the Affordable Care Act. But what about the providers of healthcare—the doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmaceutical...more

4/12/2016 - Antitrust Provisions Ban the Box Corporate Restructuring Discrimination False Claims Act (FCA) Federal Contractors Harassment Health Care Providers Hiring & Firing NLRA NLRB OFCCP OSHA Unions Wage and Hour WARN Act Whistleblowers Workplace Safety

Home Care Industry Coalition Seeks Supreme Court Review of DOL's Home Care Rule

In the latest litigation chapter involving the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule extending minimum wage and overtime requirements to certain home care workers, a home care industry coalition has taken its challenge of the rule...more

11/20/2015 - Companionship Exemptions Compliance DOL FLSA Home Healthcare Workers Wage and Hour

Court Enters Summary Judgment in Favor of DOL in Home Care Rule Challenge

In an order dated October 20, 2015, pursuant to the D.C. Circuit’s mandate issued on October 13, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon entered summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Home...more

10/22/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Domestic Workers FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Summary Judgment Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Supreme Court Denies Further Stay of Department of Labor's Home Care Rule; Effective Date is Imminent

On August 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Home Care Rule and reversed the lower court’s decisions vacating the new rule. On October 6, 2015, the U.S....more

10/7/2015 - Appeals Certiorari Companionship Exemptions Compliance DOL Healthcare Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers SCOTUS Stays Summary Judgment Third-Party Service Provider Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

October 13 Effective Date of the Home Care Rule Stands—For Now

On August 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Department of Labor's Home Care Rule. Based on that decision, the effective date of the Home Care Rule is October 13, 2015....more

9/23/2015 - Appeals Companionship Exemptions Deadlines DOL Domestic Workers Health Care Providers Home Health Care Petition for Writ of Certiorari SCOTUS

D.C. Circuit Ruling Means DOL’s Home Care Rule May Soon Go Into Effect

On August 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) upheld the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) Home Care Rule and reversed the lower court’s decisions vacating the...more

8/25/2015 - Chevron Deference Chevron v NRDC DOL Elder Issues Exempt-Employees FLSA Health Care Providers Healthcare Home Health Care Third-Party Agents Unpaid Overtime

New York State Supreme Court Finds 24-Hour Home Care Attendants Must be Paid for Sleep and Meal Periods

The New York State Department of Labor ("NY DOL") has consistently enforced the New York Labor Law ("NYLL") as permitting third-party employers of 24-hour home care attendants to pay their employees for 13 hours of a 24-hour...more

3/25/2015 - Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers NY Supreme Court Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour

Challenges and Best Practices for Home Care Employers Following the Elimination of the Companionship Exemption

In this Issue: - Introduction - History of the Companionship exemption - The New Regulations - Impact of the New Regulations - Challenges and Best practices for Home Care employers...more

11/13/2013 - Caregivers Companionship Exemptions DOL Employee Benefits Employee Rights FLSA Home Health Care Wage and Hour

Department of Labor Eliminates the Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemption for Most Home Care Aides

On September 17, 2013, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (DOL) announced a final rule eliminating the Fair Labor Standard Act's (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime exemption for home care workers employed by home...more

9/27/2013 - DOL Health Care Providers Home Health Care Minimum Wage Unpaid Overtime

Hot Wage and Hour Issues for Home Healthcare Employers

In This Report: - I. Spotlight On Wage-And-Hour Risks For The Home Healthcare Industry - II. Potential Loss Of The Companionship Services Exemption - III. Other Common Types Of Claims - A. Misclassification...more

3/20/2013 - Class Action FLSA Health Care Providers Healthcare Independent Contractors Misclassification Wage and Hour

EEOC Sanctioned for Failing to Produce Class Claimants' Social Media ESI and Other e-Discovery Misconduct

In EEOC v. The Original HoneyBaked Ham Company of Georgia Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26887 (D. Colo. Feb. 27, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado sanctioned the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

3/19/2013 - Bad Faith Class Action Discrimination Document Requests EEOC Electronically Stored Information Motion to Compel Sanctions Sexual Harassment Social Media

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