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Flexible Work Arrangements

NYC’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” Might End Up Impacting Businesses Across the Country

by Fisher Phillips on

Many workers are leaving the comfort and stability of traditional 9 to 5 jobs in favor of more flexible options. This paradigm shift may be new to the general public, but it certainly does not appear to be a passing fad. In...more

The Law On Demand

by Fisher Phillips on

The on demand economy is now far more expansive than transportation or food delivery. In fact, lawyers now make up a growing aspect of this market as an increasing number make themselves available as “contract attorneys”...more

“Congratulations – Now, Back To Work!” What Employers Need To Know About The Fifth Trimester

by Fisher Phillips on

Parents everywhere are familiar with the joys and trials of the three trimesters of pregnancy. The term “fourth trimester” has also gained widespread recognition, that three-month period when a baby gets used to living...more

NYC Mayor Signs Into Law Suite of Retail and Fast Food Employee Protections

On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill package into law that will impose new restrictions on retail and fast food employers with regard to employee scheduling, hiring, and pay practices. The laws...more

NYC Scheduling Laws Will Constrain Employers’ Scheduling And Flexibility - Retail and Fast Food Employers Soon Subject To “Fair...

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a suite of legislation dubbed the “Fair Workweek” bills into effect on May 30, 2017, which will limit the scheduling practices and flexibility of certain employers. These laws are...more

Federal Legislation Seeks to Advance Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Several weeks ago, we asked if the concept of portable benefits for gig economy workers was one step closer to reality, with rumors swirling of imminent federal legislation forthcoming. Well, this issue just took a big leap...more

U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off

by McAfee & Taft on

On May 2, 2017, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting a new House bill, H.R. 1180. H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)...more

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Regular Rate Case; Ninth Circuit Decision Requiring Overtime on “Cash-in-Lieu” of Benefits Stands

Even the Supreme Court doesn’t want to talk about the regular rate of pay. The City of San Gabriel, California, provides a flexible benefits plan to its employees under which they receive a designated monetary amount to...more

Are Portable Benefits One Step Closer To Reality?

by Fisher Phillips on

According to a great article by Tyrone Richardson in Bloomberg BNA, it appears that the concept of portable benefits for gig workers is a step closer to reality. Richardson reports that Congress is “seeking ways to fill the...more

Breaking News-House Passes Comp Time Bill!!

by Ruder Ware on

Some Frequently Asked Questions for the Curious… The House passed a bill earlier this week that, if signed into law, would dramatically change private sector compensation in the United States. Interested? Keep reading....more

Private Sector Comp Time Bill Passes in U.S. House

As you may recall, we recently wrote about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, a new bill introduced in the United States Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to give non-exempt private sector...more

House Passes Private Sector “Comp Time” Bill, But Is It Practical For Employers?

In the private sector, the ability of employers to offer “comp time” for nonexempt employees—future time off as a reward for working extra hours, in lieu of overtime pay—is quite limited. To avoid having to pay for overtime...more

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

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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

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