Georgia Wage Garnishments Resume after Revised Order

Nearly one month after Federal Judge Marvin Shoob, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, ruled that Georgia's garnishment law is unconstitutional, on Monday, October 5, 2015, Judge Shoob…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

#damonsplaining — Matt Damon can do it, but you can’t

Actor Matt Damon sure has had an up and down past few weeks. First, Damon made some questionable comments on HBO’s Project Greenlight, a documentary developed by Damon himself (along with some famous friends including buddy Ben…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Launches Class Member Locator

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, the OFCCP recently launched a website that lists, by contractor name, establishments that are in the process of developing a class member list as part of the settlement process with…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Return to Sender: The Boomerang of Garnishment Checks Back to Georgia Employers

Across Georgia, employers are opening their mailboxes to discover that courts have returned checks that employers previously submitted to satisfy garnishment actions. This is the result of decisions by many courts across Georgia…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Cardinal Way

I’m a St. Louis Cardinal lifer so, for most Major League baseball fans out there, you probably assume I’m insufferable. (You may be right.) Still, don’t look for me to apologize that we’re in first place, have been for pretty…more
| Business Organizations

Airline Industry Alert: Court Finds Airline Deregulation Act Does Not Preempt Miami-Dade County's Living Wage Ordinance

On September 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) does not preempt Miami-Dade County's Living Wage Ordinance (LWO). Amerijet Int'l, Inc. v. Miami-Dade Cnty.,…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

24-Hour Shift Cases: Now Far Too Costly To Service?

Last week, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Chinese–American Planning Council Home Attendant Program, Inc., brought for unpaid wages, overtime, and failing to pay…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Taylor Swift’s in legal trouble, trouble, trouble when accusation leads to DJ’s firing

Taylor Swift’s complaint that a DJ grabbed her derriere while a photograph was being taken before a concert has led to a federal lawsuit. The DJ claims he got a bum wrap (pun intended) and that it was actually someone else at…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Announces Increase in Minimum Wage Rate for Federal Contractors

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that the minimum wage for certain federal contracts will increase to $10.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2016. Additionally, the minimum cash wage that generally must be paid to…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

“Silicon Valley”: Start Me Up

Mike Judge has done it again. A few months ago, I wrote about one of my favorite workplace flicks, Office Space, and the dangers of pushing off uncomfortable employment issues (specifically Milt Waddams, a mumbly…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended to October 30, 2015

The EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has extended the deadline for all EEO-1 filers from September 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015. The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey required by federal statute and regulations, which…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Publishes Final Rule on Pay Transparency

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a final rule implementing President Obama's executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees for discussing or inquiring…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Employment is short. Don’t have an affair

Imagine a guy, a married guy, more specifically an unhappily married guy, and even more specifically an unhappily married guy lacking a moral compass. The guy creates a discrete (ha!) profile on, a dating…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Extending Form 5500 Deadlines

On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed the "Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015" (P.L. 114-41) (the "Act"). The Act primarily served to extend the Highway Trust Fund and various…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Executive Order Will Require Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Government Contractors

President Obama has signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, for at least 56 hours per year. The requirement will…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law
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