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A U.S. Department of Labor final regulation prohibiting third-party home care agencies and other third-party employers from taking advantage of the Companionship and Live-In Domestic Worker minimum wage and overtime...more
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed regulation that could make it more difficult for employers to classify employees as “exempt,” i.e., exempt from being paid overtime, under federal...more
With summer now officially over, we set out below some important updates to be aware of as the ‘back to work’ period begins.
Employers may be able to dismiss, lawfully, for derogatory comments made on social media - The...more
Widely lauded as the strongest equal pay legislation in the nation, California’s Fair Pay Act (Senate Bill 358) is now law. Effective January 1, 2016, the new law modifies California’s existing wage discrimination measures by...more
Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest events, we share regular summaries of...more
In August, the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed an ordinance that will require most employers to provide workers with paid or unpaid sick time. Pittsburgh follows the lead of Philadelphia, which approved a similar...more
The Connecticut rules for payment of accrued but unused vacation pay when employment terminates are fairly simple, but a brief refresher may be helpful to employers.
Connecticut General Statutes § 31-71f requires...more
Companies will sometimes take a chance on a new (or old) salesperson by allowing him/her to work on pure commission. This “eat what you kill” compensation system seemingly creates an incentive to sell with little risk to the...more
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor published in the Federal Register earlier this week its official Notice regarding an increased minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.15, which is a...more
If you read one thing...
- California legislature has passed amendments to the California Fair Pay Act, which the Governor has said he will sign into law.
- The amendments expand protections against inequality...more
Das Bundesarbeitsgericht hatte es bereits im Jahr 2009 (BAG vom 22. April 2009, 5 AZR 292/08) sehr klar entschieden: Arbeit ist jede Tätigkeit, die als solche der Befriedigung eines fremden Bedürfnisses dient. Keine Arbeit...more
As we have detailed on several occasions over the past year, President Obama has used executive orders to implement sweeping new workplace policies for federal contractors and their employees. For example, the president has...more
At the same time that the current National Labor Relations Board is giving employees what seems like the unfettered ability to engage in disparagement, profane outbursts, and racist comments that accompany protected union or...more
The executive order poses another significant financial and administrative burden for federal contractors.
Continuing his practice of using executive orders to implement his labor and employment agenda, on September 7,...more
On September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order currently applies only to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017....more
On September 10, 2015, the Department of Labor issued its final rule, implementing Executive Order 13665 (the “Order”), which prohibits federal contractors from firing or otherwise disciplining employees or job applicants...more
Readers may recall our blog from June in which we reported that the Advocate-General of the European Union found that workers without a fixed or habitual place of work could count as working time (a) time travelling from home...more
A group of female sales representatives alleging sex-based pay discrimination claims against their employer under the federal Equal Pay Act cleared an initial, but significant, hurdle last week when the Southern District of...more
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that parties may not stipulate to dismiss cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act without court approval. This ruling may make it more...more
The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) recently issued its decision in The Boeing Company case. The Board found that Boeing’s confidentiality policy regarding internal investigations violated the National Labor...more
The easiest part of handling a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) situation is determining at the outset whether the employee is eligible for FMLA protections, right? Not so fast. Recent cases have added the seemingly simple...more
It’s that time of year when students around the country head back to school. In addition to watching their office supplies fly out of their store rooms, employers will see an increase in employee requests for time off work to...more
The Administration has been active in promulgating Executive Orders (E.O.) that affect the stakeholders in the Government contracting process. On July 31, 2014, the President signed Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe...more
We have summarised three of the most notable employment related updates for you to mull over while enjoying the summer sun.
European case opens the door for easier indirect discrimination claims to be brought by...more
When I talk to businesspeople about the legal differences between employees and independent contractors, I often offer the electrician who comes to the office to fix a wiring problem as the paradigmatic independent...more
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