Dabney Ware

Dabney Ware

Foley & Lardner LLP

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You May Have a Failure to Communicate — State Notice Requirements Are Plentiful

Your company probably makes written offers of employment. After all, it makes good sense — it confirms basics about the job, such as the position being offered and pay rate. For the applicant, it makes clear the terms of the...more

2/2/2017 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Job Applicants Job Offers Notice Requirements State Labor Laws Wage and Hour

Use of Non-Compete Agreements – Too Much of a Good Thing?

In case you missed the trend, several recent actions by the Obama administration have been aimed at enhancing employee rights. This pattern continued last week, when the White House issued a “Call to Action” and a report on...more

11/14/2016 - Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Obama Administration Restrictive Covenants Transparency

Do Not Overlook FLSA Duties in Light of New Salary Requirements

The upcoming change to salary requirements to the so-called “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has garnered a lot of attention. However, even with a strong emphasis on the changes to...more

8/25/2016 - DOL Exempt-Employees Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employees

Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may really be your employees. That is just part of the trend. Another way you may have “extra” employees is through joint...more

7/29/2015 - Corporate Counsel DOL Economic Realities Test Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Joint Employers Popular Sexual Harassment Staffing Agencies

What Could Go Wrong? It's a Point System

Managers have difficult jobs, and changes in the legal landscape are generally making things harder. So, it is easy to think that a points-based attendance system is one way to help. It’s objective and sets clear expectations...more

2/4/2015 - Human Resources Professionals Merit-Based Point System

NHTSA, NLRB, and OSHA Oh My! The Agencies ARE Ganging Up

Feeling a bit paranoid these days, especially where government oversight or agency investigations are involved? Your perception of reality is probably being driven less by paranoia and more by the upticks in government...more

9/4/2014 - Employer Liability Issues NHTSA NLRA NLRB OEM OSHA

You’re NOT Paranoid – the Agencies ARE Ganging Up

Feeling a bit paranoid these days, especially where government oversight or agency investigations are involved? Your perception of reality is probably being driven less by paranoia and more by the upticks in government...more

8/20/2014 - Contractors DOL Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Federal Contractors FLSA NLRB OSHA

Gotta Pass the Smell Test, Too

A Florida court recently let a claim proceed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), even though the employee had been terminated for a positive drug test and the ADA has a specific exclusion for current drug...more

7/2/2014 - ADA Drug Testing Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Termination

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