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D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
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Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
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What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
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Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
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The overtime exemption for agricultural employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies not only to farmers working the land but also to other types of workers employed in conjunction with farming operations, even...more
ATLANTA - Hamilton Growers, Inc., doing business as Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable, Inc., an agricultural farm in Norman Park, Ga., has agreed to pay $500,000 to a class of American seasonal workers - many of them...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently been pursuing the protection of farm workers from discrimination and harassment in employment.
For example, just recently the EEOC filed suit against Roy...more
The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (“PACA”)1 is deservedly renowned for its provisions creating a statutory trust on sold perishable commodities, and the products and revenues thereof. See 7 U.S.C. §499e. The...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: Virtually all business owners hiring individuals under the age of 18.
What is the minimum age to hire: There is a lot of variation about the minimum age to hire and there...more
When you think of summer jobs for youth in rural communities, several things may come to mind. You probably imagine a young woman rounding up cattle to send to auction. It is also likely that you imagine a young man baling...more
Effective January 1, 2012, California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA) was amended in ways that will likely help unions to organize agricultural employees in California and obtain favorable labor contracts...more
Under the MSPA, an employer could be held responsible for an independent contractor's violations of the MSPA, if the employer is considered a "joint employer" of the contractor's workers. Therefore, the stakes are very high...more
In This Issue:
July Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months; Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's E-Verify Requirement; Supreme Court Remands Hazelton Immigration Law Challenge to Third Circuit; Alabama Enacts...more
All types of agricultural jobs are dangerous, and among the most risky is dairy work. The agricultural industry has the highest rate of worker injuries, occupational diseases and fatalities of any labor sector, and dairy work...more
1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visas; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: ICE says no opt-out for local jurisdictions, Immigration audits of employers increase, Deportation...more
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