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Employment Alert: "Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Classifications"

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew two administrator interpretations published during the Obama Administration that had significantly narrowed the definition of independent contractor...more

Employment Alert: "Employers Must Use New Form I-9 as of January 22, 2017"

We wanted to remind you that the federal government (U.S. Customs and Immigration Service) has promulgated a new Form I-9 – the form used by employers to verify employment eligibility of new employees by reviewing specified...more

Nationwide Injunction Blocks the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule

Last week, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations intended to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The regulations would have entitled millions of...more

Employment Alert: "Federal Protection of Trade Secrets - the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016"

Earlier this year, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA"), a comprehensive amendment of existing legislation that previously addressed economic espionage and now provides for a private federal civil cause of...more

Employment Alert: "The New Overtime Rule Affects 4 Million Workers - Are Yours Included?"

This week, the Department of Labor published its final rule updating the Fair Labor Standard Act's overtime regulations. The new regulations will extend overtime protection to millions of employees. As a result, employers...more

Employment Alert: "Responding to the Skyrocketing Rate of Wage and Hour Claims"

It is no secret that wage and hour cases are on the rise. As several news sources have recently reported, this issue is of particular concern in the oil and gas industry. According to the Federal Judicial Center, in 2015...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Legal Considerations During Massive and Quick Layoffs"

Class Action Lawsuit Recently Filed Against Drilling Company for Alleged WARN Act Violations - The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) requires certain companies who conduct large and quick...more

Employment Update: What You Need To Know About Telecommuting and Unpaid Interns

In this Issue: - I. Telecommuting: What You Need to Know If Your Employees Work From Home - II. Tips for Making It Work When Your Employees Work From Home - III. Unpaid Internships: What You Need to Know If...more

11/1/2013  /  Telecommuting , Unpaid Interns

"OSHA's Launch of Web Resources to "Assist" Companies May Be Part of a Disturbing Trend"

On October 24, 2013, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release announcing that it had "launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe." One resource is...more

10/30/2013  /  Compliance , OSHA
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