Daniel L. Thieme

Daniel L. Thieme

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Washington Supreme Court Decision May Spur Joint Employer Class Actions

In a matter of first impression, the Washington Supreme Court has held that the "joint employer doctrine" is a viable theory under Washington's Minimum Wage Act (WMWA), and adopted the Fair Labor Standards Act's economic...more

9/8/2014 - Class Action Economic Realities Test FLSA Joint Employers Minimum Wage Over-Time Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

They Really Mean It: the EEOC Sues Another Employer for Allegedly Overbroad Releases

Recently, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued CVS Pharmacy, Inc. because CVS required employees to sign a release that the EEOC claims was “overly broad, misleading, and...more

5/16/2014 - CVS EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Release Agreements

Recommendations in Response to the EEOC’s New Lawsuit on Severance Agreements

On February 7, 2014, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., claiming that a...more

3/6/2014 - ADEA Corporate Counsel CVS EEOC Kodak OWBPA Release Agreements Severance Agreements Title VII

Seattle Adopts Ordinance Limiting Inquiries Into and Use of Criminal Records for Employment Purposes

Effective November 1, 2013, Seattle, Washington will join various other jurisdictions (most recently Minnesota, Indiana, North Carolina and Buffalo, New York) that limit inquiries into and the use of criminal records for...more

6/17/2013 - Criminal Background Checks FCRA Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Local Ordinance Municipalities

Workplace Policy Institute Client Alert: Falling Over the Fiscal Cliff

As the January 1, 2013, "fiscal cliff" deadline fast approaches, the Senate may be close to a compromise "solution" as we push midnight tonight. Whether a deal will emerge that can pass the House and be signed by the...more

1/2/2013 - Collective Bargaining DOL Fiscal Cliff Layoff Notices Sequestration Unemployment Insurance WARN Act

WARN Notice – One More Burden for Employers Recovering from Sandy?

Businesses in the tri-state area disrupted or closed by Hurricane Sandy may have an additional burden that may have been overlooked: whether the company must provide notice of closing or mass layoff under federal or state...more

11/28/2012 - Hurricane Sandy WARN Act

Washington State Supreme Court Orders Overtime Payment for Missed Breaks

Washington's highest court has ruled that missed paid rest breaks count as "hours worked" that trigger overtime obligations for employers. According to the court, employers must add missed rest break time to their employees'...more

11/16/2012

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