Right To Know

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BYOD Lessons From Jersey's Bridge Scandal

So, have you implemented a Bring Your Own Device policy yet? If not (and your employees are using their personal devices for business purposes), your organization may be at risk....more

"Right to Know" Initiative Apparently Expanded

The U.S. Labor Department has announced another proposal to conduct a survey relating to "worker classification issues" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. ...more

Right-to-Know Law Litigants in Pennsylvania Are Now Free to Introduce New Evidence and Arguments During Appeals and After OOR...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held in Bowling v. Office of Open Records, No. 20 MAP 2011, 2013 WL 4436219, at *1 (Pa. Aug. 20, 2013), that courts reviewing pending cases under the state’s Right-to-Know Law (“RTKL”)...more

French Ruling reinforces board members’ right to information prior to their revocation

Summary - The French Court of cassation recently decided that it is a prerequisite that board members of public companies (“sociétés anonymes”) be informed of the reasons for their revocation, prior to this issue being...more

Proposed Right-To-Know Pesticide Legislation

House Bill 4841 was introduced in June by Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) that would allow residents to sign up and be notified when a commercial applicator sprays lawn or ornamental pesticides...more

Workplace Policy Institute: Agencies Release Spring 2013 Regulatory Agendas; Final Persuader Rule Expected in November

Federal agencies have released their spring 2013 regulatory agendas outlining the rules they will likely propose or issue in final form during the next six-month period. While agencies often stray from their stated goals and...more

Pennsylvania Office of Open Records Blasts Charter Schools

Charter school managers and officials should be aware that the Executive Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records has recently made public statements criticizing charter schools that take the position that they...more

About California’s Right to Know Act of 2013 – What, Me Worry?

If you got Google, Facebook and Microsoft into a room and asked them to compile a list of things that they are most afraid of, that list would probably look something like this...more

California Introduces “Right to Know” Privacy Law, Seeking to Increase Transparency

California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal recently introduced the “Right to Know Act of 2013” (AB1291) in the California State Assembly. If passed, this legislation would allow U.S. consumers unprecedented access to...more

What’s on the Regulatory Horizon Part Two: Wage and Hour Division Tips Its Hand

In the first part of this series, we examined the three major strategies in the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulatory agenda. In part two of this two-part series, we will look at one regulatory topic of great interest....more

DOL Proposes Survey on Independent Contractor Misclassification

The survey will involve more than 10,000 workers and carry important implications for employers, including the potential implementation of "right to know" regulations. ...more

No USDOL Response To Request For Worker "Survey"

Readers will recall our January post concerning the U.S. Labor Department's announced intention to "to collect information about employment experiences and workers' knowledge of basic employment laws and rules so as to better...more

Wage and Hour Division Unveils Plans to Survey Workers' Knowledge of Their Classification as Employees or Independent Contractors;...

From the advent of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor has clearly expressed its intent to adopt an adversarial approach towards employers at the agency and sub-agency levels. As part of that strategy, the...more

FLSA "Right to Know" Regulations Still On The Horizon

The Department of Labor recently announced a precursor to "Right to Know" regulations under the FLSA. The Department has proposed a survey "to collect information about employer's experiences and workers' knowledge of basic...more

"Right to Know" Back On The Table?

As we speculated in November, the U.S. Labor Department apparently does intend to reinvigorate its so-called "Right to Know" initiative. This vague and ambiguous proposal first surfaced in 2010 but was eventually shelved....more

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