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Quick Quiz: FLSA Child-Labor Restrictions (Driving)

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, may 17-year-old employees drive vehicles on public roads in performing work for their employers, provided that they do not drive...more

U.S. Labor Law and Child Labor in Corporate Supply Chains

Human Rights Watch‘s recent report, Tobacco’s Hidden Children – Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming, seeks to draw attention to the presence of child labor on American tobacco farms and to the significant...more

"Lawsuits -- I Get It! But What Should We DO?"

"Wage-hour lawsuits are booming," trumpets one recent report after another, and this is certainly true. The risk of high-exposure wage claims against an employer is greater than ever. ...more

2013 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

In this guide: - Employment At-Will - Right to Work - Employment of Children - Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Virginia Human Rights Act - Virginians with Disabilities...more

Agricultural Sector Companies Face Increased Scrutiny on Human Rights-Related Risks

Agricultural sector companies, and companies with large agricultural supply chains, face new scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders concerning human rights-related risks in their corporate supply chains. Key issues...more

Quick Quiz Answer: FLSA Child-Labor Restrictions

The answer to our December 11, 2013 Quick Quiz is, "No". In declining percentage order, the responses were: - "No.": (72.5%) - "It is not possible to answer without more facts.": (13.7%) - " Yes,...more

Quick Quiz: FLSA Child-Labor Restrictions

Fifteen-year-old Conor is suspended from high school in December for a period of 60 days due to his disruptive misbehavior. His father Rick is the Shop Foreman at the PoundOut Auto Body Center, Inc. ...more

New York State Amends Labor Law To Protect Child Models

On October 21, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed amendments to the New York Labor Law, Art. 4-A, §§ 150-154, the laws governing employment of child performers. The new law is effective on November 20, 2013, thirty (30)...more

Labor Letter, November 2013: Compliance With Child And Forced-Labor Laws

Many countries are uniting for one simple cause: stopping child and forced labor. The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) is committed to stopping child labor and has adopted this as a key platform. On June 13, the World Day Against...more

The New Catwalk Experience: New York Tightens Laws for Underage Models

Last week, New York toughened its child labor law protections for models under the age of 18 by passing New York Senate Bill No. 5486. Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the law is set to go into effect within the next month...more

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

Time to Update Your New Jersey Workplace Posters!

On October 1, 2013, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (NJ SAFE Act) becomes effective, which in addition to providing new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, creates yet...more

The Katten Kattwalk - Fashion Week 2013

In this issue: - New Rules on Use of Child Models - Impact of TTAB Rulings on Court Decisions - Sports Teams’ Logos and Marks May Be Different - It’s Ten O’Clock—Do You Know Where Your Company’s...more

A Mandate on Model Behavior: New York Passes Law Extending Protection to Child Models

On June 12, 2013, the modeling industry experienced an epic milestone with New York lawmakers having voted unanimously to pass a law recognizing models under the age of 18 as child performers, and extending to them the same...more

New York Law Requires Chaperones and Certificates on the Catwalk: A New Era In Modeling?

Both houses of the New York State Legislature unanimously passed a bill on June 12, 2013, that should impact significantly the New York fashion modeling industry. The bill, once signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, would...more

Unpaid Internships May Cost Your Business Dearly In The Long Run

Summer has finally arrived. While many of us will soon become consumed with pool parties, backyard barbeques, and well-deserved vacations, a new crop of summer interns is just beginning their first endeavor in the working...more

Restaurant Industry Legal Alert: Child Labor Restrictions Could Impact Summer Hiring

Everyone remembers their first summer job in high school. It was not only your first taste of what it meant to work for a living, but also your first taste of having some extra spending money for the weekend....more

PA Child Labor Act Modernizes And Clarifies Work Hour Restrictions for Minors In Time For Summer Hiring Season

With spring upon us and warmer temperatures hopefully just over the horizon, many employers are beginning to recruit high school students for after-school and summer employment. When doing so, employers must be aware of...more

Employment Law in Costa Rica: A Country Protective of its Employees and Natural Environment

On January 9, 2013 it was reported in thecostaricanews.com that the Costa Rican government has announced a new aggressive policy to attract foreign investment. According to the article, the government of Costa Rican’s...more

A New Year Brings New Compliance Obligations for Employers

As 2012 winds to a close, a look back at legal developments demonstrates that state legislatures were busy all year long. Every year, employers are inundated with new employment laws and regulations that impose new compliance...more

U. S. Department of Labor Publishes Toolkit to Help Reduce Global Child and Forced Labor

On December 14, 2102 the U.S. Department of Labor's (“DOL”)’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (“ILAB”) introduced “Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses” (“the Toolkit”), the first...more

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