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Contact: Kevin L. Sullivan

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FLSA Insurance-Adjuster Overtime Exception Buried In Appropriations Bill

Section 111 of the recently-enacted "Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2015" directs that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion for certain workers who are employed to…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Changes Coming To Colorado Discrimination Claims

On January 1, 2015, changes to Colorado’s employment anti-discrimination statute will go into effect, drastically impacting employers facing employment discrimination claims. The changes will significantly expand the remedies…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB's Finalizes Quickie Election Rules for April Implementation's

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally implemented its long awaited “quickie election” rules, which will speed up union elections while requiring employers to turn over personal email addresses and telephone…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Interim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released

The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced that they will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Arizona's Minimum Wage Will Increase On January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.90 to $8.05 per hour…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employer Email Can Be Used For Union-Related and Other Protected Communications NLRB Has Ruled

In a much-anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled today that employees have the right to use their employer’s email system on nonworking time to engage in statutorily protected…more
| Labor & Employment Law

No Pay For Security Checks: Supreme Court

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that employees are not entitled to compensation for time spent waiting for and participating in mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. The decision reached by…more
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Pre-Departure Security Screening Not FLSA Worktime

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the time non-exempt employees spent in connection with an end-of-workday security screening before leaving the premises did not count as worktime under the federal Fair Labor Standards…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Drug Testing In Your Non-U.S. Operations

Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing. With some exceptions, they are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. But the U.S. attitude toward drug…more
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Will The President's Immigration Initiative Spur FLSA Claims?

Lurking among the numerous considerations raised by President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative are the prospects that this action will result in more allegations by or on behalf of the affected individuals that…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued

With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties where alcohol will be served. They generally want to know about the risk involved if an employee drinks too much at the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Understanding "Ban the Box" Laws

“Ban the Box” is a national civil-rights movement backed by advocates for job applicants with criminal convictions. Proponents of these laws believe that expanding employment opportunities for individuals with criminal…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Goodbye – Come Back Soon!

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering the issue of whether under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, an employer who provides light-duty work to some employees, (such as those injured on the job) but not to all employees…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05

On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rises to $8.05 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over…more
| Labor & Employment Law

What Not To Talk About At Work

Managers have a special role for employers because they are your legal agents. What they say, do, and know can be attributed to you as their employer. Depending on the issue, you can even be strictly liable for the conduct of…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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