Litigation Value: Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point.
This blog has always focused on bad behavior. We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the…more
On March 14, 2013, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam signed into law the "Tennessee Safe Commute Act." The new law, which takes effect July 1, 2013, will allow handgun carry permit holders to store firearms and ammunition in their…more
The Affordable Care Act added section 18B to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires certain employers to send out notices to employees regarding the availability of the state-based Health Insurance Exchanges…more
The well-publicized citywide fast food walkout in New York City on April 4, followed by another in Chicago on April 24, appear to be just the beginning of efforts to pressure fast food restaurants into paying higher wages…more
Litigation Value: Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…more
The New York City Council has passed a law that will require businesses to provide either paid or unpaid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer) beginning April 1, 2014. The City Council passed the New York City…more
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the National Labor Relations Board's rule requiring employers to post a Notice of Employee Rights under the NLRA because it violates employers' free speech rights…more
A number of well-known restaurant chains have been hit with lawsuits over the last few years alleging that their exempt managers or assistant managers were indeed non-exempt and therefore should have been paid overtime. These…more
The Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency has begun gradually eliminating the paper I-94 Admission/Departure Record (known as the "I-94") at all air and sea ports of entry. Note: travelers will still receive a paper form…more
Litigation Value: None.
I think The Office gods have been reading my blog entries and decided that they’d give me an hour-long episode with very few legal issues…more
Litigation Value: Aside from a potential workers’ compensation claim for Toby, from having a paper airplane thrown directly into his eye, Dunder Mifflin is getting off light this week…more
Litigation Value: Possible workers’ comp claim for Dwight for injuries sustained in trying to cross a “flaccid cord”; groundwork established for a breach of contract suit by Nellie if Andy follows through on his intent to fire…more
New Jersey legislators have proposed making a variety of post-employment restrictive covenants unenforceable where the employee is eligible for unemployment benefits. Many high-level sales employees and employees with…more
On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a decision that makes it easier for employers to limit the scope of wage and hour "collective actions." In Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk (Apr. 16, 2013), the Court held that an…more
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued an announcement both reassuring covered contractors that seeking compliance assistance will not trigger a compliance review but also noting that seeking such…more
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