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HTMLFLSA "Per Diem" Claims On The Rise
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
A recent U.S. Labor Department press release highlights a growing area of scrutiny under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act: Paying "per diem" amounts to non-exempt employees.

 

HTMLUSDOL Brief Elaborates Upon "Intern" Views
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 19, 2014
We wrote some time ago about a lower federal court's determination in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures that at least two unpaid interns were "employees" for federal Fair Labor Standards Act purposes.

 

HTMLCourt Awards Fees and Costs against USDOL
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A Texas federal court has ordered the U.S. Labor Department to pay more than $560,000 in attorney's fees, paralegal fees, and travel expenses growing out of litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

HTMLCan You Link Insurance Premiums To Smoking?
F. Kytle Frye; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Rocked by soaring costs, including skyrocketing increases in health insurance premiums, employers are desperate to manage, and hopefully limit, whatever costs they can. Many employers have begun to look to the lifestyle choices of their employees and how those choices might influence their cost of...

 

HTMLBlurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
Let’s face it: bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations are here to stay. With the ubiquity of employees having and using smartphones and tablets - devices that have more capacity and processing power than desktop computers from not so long ago - it was inevitable that employees would...

 

HTMLWhy Your Company Needs A Handbook
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
The days of believing that a handbook can cause more harm than good are long gone. In today’s business environment, a handbook serves both as a sword to carve out your legal rights as well as a shield to protect them.

 

HTMLNew Florida Statute Requires Schools To Provide Information About Sex Offenders
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature enacted a requirement for nonpublic colleges, universities and schools. Effective July 1, 2014, all such institutions are required to inform employees and students at orientation and on the school’s website of the existence of the Florida Department...

 

HTMLProposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015). We wrote about this...

 

HTMLNovember Target For Proposed Exemption Changes
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
As we reported previously, in March President Obama directed the U.S. Labor Department to "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman" exemptions....

 

HTMLLouisiana Bans Access To Employees' Social Media
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
On May 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act into law. The Act, effective immediately, prohibits employers from requesting or requiring access to the personal online accounts of applicants or employees. Louisiana joins 11 other states that have...

 


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