Phyllis C. Katz

Phyllis C. Katz

Sands Anderson PC

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Caution: Payments to Volunteers Can Lead to Trouble

Nonprofit organizations and governmental entities are permitted to use volunteer labor. In many instances, the work performed mirrors that performed by paid staff. Employers may want to recognize the time and efforts of the...more

1/16/2014 - Employee Definition FLSA FMLA Non-Profits Volunteers Wage and Hour

Are Pay Cards Lawful Wage Payments In Virginia?

It was recently reported that a worker at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s sued her employer, a McDonalds’s franchisee, because she was required to receive her pay in the form of a debit card that carried hefty charges for virtually...more

7/26/2013 - Debit Cards Fraud Minimum Wage Payroll Cards Wage and Hour Wages

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Recently, when advising a client who was investigating a complaint of sexual harassment, I had the opportunity to revisit the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors...more

1/11/2013 - EEOC Enforcement Guidance FATCA FCRA Internal Investigations Sexual Harassment Supervisors Vicarious Liability

Supervisors and Managers May Be Personally Liable for Wrongful Discharge

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia declared on November 1, 2012, that a supervisor can be personally liable when the supervisor participates in the wrongful discharge of an employee. This case,...more

11/20/2012

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