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So What About Those “BlackBerry Claims” We’ve Been Worried About?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

BlackBerry devices may be a thing of the past; but smartphones–and their ability to allow employees to be constantly connected–certainly aren’t going away any time soon. On Thursday, a judge in the Northern District of...more

Employers Who Permit After-Hours Work Should Exercise Caution in Light of an Anticipated Increase in Nonexempt Workers

by Wilson Elser on

A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor in support of President Obama's March 2014 directive regarding overtime pay is open for comments through September 4, 2015. If enacted, the new rule would effect changes that...more

Next on DOL’s Agenda: Mobile Device Use Outside Work Hours

It appears that the U.S. Department of Labor intends to remain busy through the rest of the summer. After releasing in June a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Fair Labor...more

DOL Wage and Hour Division to "Clarify" FLSA Independent Contractor Definition

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division expanded its already busy agenda, announcing upcoming guidance on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s definition of “independent contractor.” WHD Administrator David Weil, speaking at New York...more

Department of Labor Seeks Information about Employees' Use of Smartphones

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Obama Administration used the occasion of Memorial Day weekend to release its required Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The Agenda, which is not binding on the DOL, lists a number of items including two specifically related...more

Wage and Hour Division Seeks Information on Smartphones’ Impact on Hours Worked

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In the Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Spring 2015, the Wage & Hour Division announced a request for information (RFI) regarding “the use of technology, including portable electronic devices, by employees away...more

Out-Of-Office Smartphone Use: Risks For Employers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The proliferation of smartphones and personal digital assistants has afforded many American workers the ability — for good or ill - to stay connected to their work when they are not actually in the workplace. This allows...more

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