Bruce Michael Cross

Bruce Michael Cross

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Don’t Let Your Super Sale Become A Violent Stampede

Earlier this week, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the news release, “Crowd Management Measures Are Critical During Major Sales Events,” and sent a reminder to major retailers and retail...more

11/22/2013 - Black Friday OSHA Retailers Safety Precautions Sales Workplace Injury

OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Requires Most Employers To Train Employees By December 1, 2013

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revised the hazard communication requirements to adopt international standards concerning the classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals and the format of...more

8/13/2013 - Chemicals Deadlines Hazardous Communication Standard Hazardous Substances New Regulations OSHA Safety Precautions Safety Training Training

Do Your Confidentiality Policies Pass NLRB's Expanding Standards?

The National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces federal labor law, continues to challenge employer policies that seek to impose confidentiality constraints on employees....more

8/7/2013 - Compliance Confidentiality Agreements Confidentiality Policies New Regulations NLRB

Supreme Court Rules FLSA Collective Action Is Moot When The Individual Plaintiff's Claims Are Resolved Before Certification

On April 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded, in a 5-4 decision, that when the individual plaintiff in a "collective action" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) resolves her own claims before certification, the...more

4/19/2013 - Collective Actions FLSA Genesis HealthCare Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk Mootness Rule 23 SCOTUS

Concerns About Databases Of Retail Employee Thefts

On April 3, 2013, the New York Times published an article about commercial databases that contain reports from retail employers about employees who were accused of stealing from their workplaces. Other retailers, for a fee,...more

4/5/2013 - Data Protection Defamation Discrimination FCRA Hiring & Firing Retailers Theft

Employers Must Use New I-9 Forms No Later Than May 8, 2013

Last Friday, March 8th, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, adopted a new I-9 Form that must be used by all employers (and some other entities), starting no later than May 8,...more

3/12/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

National Labor Relations Board Issues Decisions Important To All Private Sector Employers

In the waning days of 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several game-changing decisions that are important to all private sector employers—both union and nonunion....more

1/28/2013 - Dues Checkoff Facebook Hispanics United of Buffalo NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Social Media Union Dues Unions WKYC-TV

California Law Soon To Require Written Contracts For Employees Paid On Commission (AB 1396; Cal. Labor Code § 2751)

On January 1, 2013, all employers with employees in California who are paid by commission will be required to have written contracts with those employees. This law is a significant departure from the previous law, which only...more

12/28/2012 - PAGA Sales Commissions Unfair Competition Written Agreements

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