Steven Schneider

Steven Schneider

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

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NLRB Broadens Its Standard For Determining Joint Employer Status

The National Labor Relations Board recently broadened its standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. In Browning-Ferris Industries of California (“BFI”), the Board considered...more

10/28/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Employer Liability Issues Joint Employers NLRB Right to Control Staffing Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor to Expand Overtime Protections for “White Collar” Employees

On June 30, 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposal to revise its Fair Labor and Standards Act (“FLSA) regulations to narrow the exemptions from overtime pay for most so-called “white collar” employees....more

7/21/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Minimum Salary Minimum Wage Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Second Circuit Rulings Provide Hope For Companies’ Use of Unpaid Interns

In Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., a federal district court in New York decided that Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. had violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying interns who had worked on its film...more

7/14/2015 - Appeals Class Action Class Certification Collective Actions DOL FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Independent Contractors Internships Labor Commissioners Minimum Wage Reversal Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Labor And Employment Law 2014: A Year-End Review

I. New Laws and Regulations - A. Federal - President Obama Signs Executive Orders to Ensure Federal Contractor Compliance with Labor Laws. On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe...more

2/9/2015 - Barack Obama Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Minimum Wage New Regulations Wage and Hour

Governor Brown Signs Two New Laws That Will Impact California Employers in 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, nearly all California employers will be required to provide at least three days of paid sick leave per year to their employees. The new law, AB 1522, also known as the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy...more

9/23/2014 - Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Paid Leave Sexual Harassment Sick Leave Training

Supreme Court Invalidates President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments

Previously, the NLRB found that employer Noel Canning unlawfully refused to reduce to writing and sign a collective-bargaining agreement the terms of which it had orally agreed to. The NLRB ordered Noel Canning to sign that...more

7/1/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Proposed NLRB Union Election Rules Significantly Reduce Employers’ Response Time to Union Organizing

Recently, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), now at full strength with five members, announced its new proposal for restructuring the existing union election process. The proposed rules’ stated...more

3/7/2014 - Ambush Election Rules NLRB Union Elections Unions

Labor And Employment Law 2013: A Year-End Review

I. New Laws and Regulations - A. Federal - Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Federal Agencies Extend Definition of “Spouse” to Persons in Same-Sex Marriages. In United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675...more

1/14/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Discrimination DOMA Health Insurance IRS Minimum Wage NLRB Paid Leave Retaliation Same-Sex Marriage Tax Deductions Unpaid Leave US v Windsor Wage and Hour

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