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HTMLQuick Quiz Answer: Pay For Being In On-Call Status
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The answer to our September 22, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "Yes, even though the payments are not tied to the on-call hours he works."

 

HTMLUSDOL Defers Enforcement Action On "Companionship" Changes
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
For some time now, we have followed the U.S. Labor Department's efforts to curtail the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption. Those efforts culminated in a Final Rule published in October 2013. The revisions will effectively eliminate the exemption...

 

HTMLThe Chicken Or The Egg?
Tillman Y. Coffey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
You finally decided to take the long overdue disciplinary action. Jack has got to be disciplined. But just before you do, Jack, possibly sensing what’s about to happen, makes a complaint of harassment. This is the first you’ve heard of this problem. Is the complaint legitimate? What do...

 

HTMLWhen Employees Solve Problems With Their Fists
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Generally speaking, human resources professionals and business executives have become quite adept at dealing with employee claims for illegal harassment. For example, just about any HR manager can provide a definition of a “hostile work environment.” Likewise, HR managers are keenly...

 

HTMLTouted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
A White House report has extoled wage-rate increases by "state legislatures and governors; mayors, county executives and city councils; and business leaders" as supposedly being compelling reasons to raise the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. A flood of...

 

HTMLFree FMLA Leave Calculator App Still Available
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
Join nearly 2000 other professionals who already use the helpful and simple Fisher & Phillips FMLA Leave Calculator App. This free, award-winning app is available for smartphones and tablets. There’s even a version you can use in your web browser. Please visit...

 

HTMLThe New Union-Organizing Tool ... Embarrassment
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
Unions and other third parties have never before so heavily used public embarrassment as a means of organizing employees. The key to union organizing is to find a disgruntled employee who will serve as a leader and capitalize on existing workplace problems. These problems are typically compounded...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Overtime Rights"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
We continue to follow developments relating to President Obama's directive that the U.S. Labor Department "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman"...

 

HTMLCourt "Certifies" Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
After more than a year of litigation (the filing of which we reported at the time), former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.

 

HTMLLate Payment Resulted In An FLSA Violation
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Claims underscores important propositions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to the effect that:

 


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