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Big For Gigs: New Florida Law To Eliminate Misclassification Battles

by Fisher Phillips on

I wrote an article yesterday about the new law that is about to be signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott that will ensure ride-sharing drivers are classified as independent contractors and not employees. You can check out the...more

Focus on indirect sex discrimination and part-time workers

by Dentons on

The recent case of Fidessa Plc v. Lancaster looked at two key issues relating to an unfair dismissal claim: - Whether an employer had engaged in indirect sex discrimination during a role re-organisation and failed to...more

Gig Economy Portable Benefits Bill Introduced In Washington State

by Fisher Phillips on

We’ve written before about a proposal in New York that would permit gig companies to pay into a benefit fund for workers allowing them freedom to develop portable benefits; now, Washington state is considering a similar...more

2018: California Employment Laws on the Horizon

Are you finally caught up on all of the new California laws taking effect in 2017? Then begin preparing for 2018 because the California legislature has been busy drafting another set of employment related laws. Here is a...more

[Event] Corporate Counsel Conference - May 3-5, Chicago, Illinois

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

During this unique conference, we will explore the workplace of tomorrow with live technology demonstrations and in-depth, collaborative presentations and workshops....more

No medical report means no accommodation

by McAfee & Taft on

Although the Army Ammunition Depot is located in McAlester, it was a Muskogee federal court that upheld an employer’s right to require adequate medical support before granting an employee’s request their job be modified on...more

Annualization, floating work schedules and innovative overtime

by DLA Piper on

This first special update will discuss how the proposition of bill "Flexible and Workable Work" aims at providing a more flexible work environment by introducing a general "annualization" of working time and a legal framework...more

Legal reforms in the pipeline: flexible and workable work in Belgium

by DLA Piper on

The latest technological evolutions have drastically changed the methods of work used by employees, and have created new business needs for employers. They have also impacted how employees look at their work-life balance....more

NYC Council Introduces Suite of Worker Protection Bills, In Likely Sign of Things to Come

As we noted in an earlier post, the election of Donald J. Trump likely means that states and municipalities—and not the federal government—will lead the charge on worker-protection issues for the next four years. In this...more

Managing personal admin during working hours: is it too late now to say sorry?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As the Beliebers of Australia will tell you, tickets for Justin Bieber’s 2017 “Purpose World Tour” were released in Victoria on Wednesday, 12 October at precisely 1pm. In a frenzy, fans across Victoria were using their...more

FWW Under Attack

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

As employers prepare for the Department of Labor’s new salary threshold for executive, administrative and professional exempt employees, many turn to the Fluctuating Work Week (FWW) method of calculating overtime pay. Under...more

Flexible Work Arrangements Proposed by the Government of Canada

by Dentons on

The Government of Canada recently completed a consultation with employers, employer associations, union and labour organizations, and advocacy groups as part of its pledge to amend the Canada Labour Code to allow workers in...more

Heresy! Is “flexibility at work” overrated?

Or is it loved as much as ever, as long as it doesn’t cost employees money? Interesting questions are raised by a study conducted and recently published by Alexandre Mas, a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at at...more

Seattle City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance With Sweeping Implications for Employers in the Food Service and Retail...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a “Secure Scheduling Ordinance,” set to take effect in July 2017, that will place substantial limitations on covered employers’ ability to flexibly schedule workers....more

Be Uber Prepared To Do Business In The Gig Economy

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Until recently, the word “gig” had two common meanings: - ..A live music performance; and - ..A long trident used to hunt swamp-dwelling amphibians - However, a noted linguist recently crowned “gig” as the...more

Executive Labor Summary: 2015 Wrap-Up Edition

U.S. Department of Labor moves forward with new "persuader" regulations, expected in March 2016 - As we have previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor has long wanted to revise the "persuader" reporting rules under...more

2015 California Labor and Employment Legislation Update: It’s Final!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

October 11, 2015, was Governor Brown’s last day to sign bills the California Legislature presented to him following the first year of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session. Below is a summary of what did and did not make Governor...more

Amazon makes a splash and joins the “gig” economy

by Sands Anderson PC on

Under the name “Amazon Flex“, Amazon has joined Uber and Lyft in the “gig” economy. According to the Amazon website, workers can choose any available 2, 4, and 8 hour blocks of time to work the same day, or set availability...more

Be Global - June 2015

by DLA Piper on

Whistleblowing: An employer's guide to global compliance - As the global push to combat corruption in government, politics, civil society and business gathers pace, whistleblowing continues to be a topic of ever...more

'School's Out!' Means More Free Time for Kids, But None for Working Parents. Here is Help for Employers Managing the Fallout.

by Reed Smith on

As our nation’s built-in babysitters close shop for the next three months, the bulk of our nation’s workforce braces for the barrage of new summer stressors, including: the uncertain reliability of teenage babysitters needed...more

Countdown to July 3 for San Francisco Retailers to Modify Flexible Scheduling Practices

We have written before of the growing movement to suppress the flexible scheduling practices commonly employed in the retail industry. Retailers have long used factors such as projections of sales traffic, conversion rates,...more

Tardy-From-Home

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

From the beginning, the employee had attendance and punctuality problems, and the problems didn’t improve even when the employer adjusted her schedule. After she was diagnosed with MS, the company approved intermittent FMLA...more

Russian Employment Law: Terms of Employment and Separation

by Fisher Phillips on

Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or...more

A wake up call for employers – legal liability to shift workers and ‘fly-in, fly out’ employees

by DLA Piper on

Australia’s increasingly flexible workforce means we no longer all work from nine until five. Family commitments, the prospects of better pay, study commitments and countless other factors are all influencing when we work,...more

White House Lays Out Flexible Workplace Blueprint for Private Sector

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

For the pay period that included July 4th, we discussed how to address holiday pay for employees with alternative work schedules. This post was particularly timely given that the week before, in the run-up to the July 4th...more

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