Gregory Ballew

Gregory Ballew

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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Missouri Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.65 Per Hour Effective January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, the Missouri minimum wage will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour and from $3.75 to $3.825 per hour for tipped employees. Compensation for tipped employees must total at least $7.65 per hour when tips...more

11/12/2014 - Minimum Wage New Legislation Restaurant Industry Retailers Tips

Antisocial Media - Union Not Liable For Threatening Facebook Posts

Imagine if you will, that a company-sponsored website allows employees to post comments. During the course of a union strike, an employee who chooses to cross the picket line posts a comment threatening to kill union members...more

4/2/2014 - ALJ Communications Decency Act Employer Liability Issues Facebook NLRB Unions

Tenth Circuit Rules On "Termination By Committee"

On January 21, a federal appeals court addressed whether an employee terminated by group decision (six managers) can be considered “similarly situated” to employees who were disciplined less severely by a different decisional...more

3/5/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FMLA Hiring & Firing Termination

Hospitality Update, No. 3, September 2013: Court Rejects "Al Capone Defense" To FLSA Violations

On July 29, a federal appeals court addressed the question of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime protections apply to undocumented aliens working illegally for an employer. Drawing on an analogy...more

9/9/2013 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA Hospitality Industry IRCA Liability Minimum Wage Unpaid Overtime Volunteers Wage and Hour

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