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|Faculty Can Unionize Absent Actual Managerial Control, NLRB Decides|
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) revised its standard for determining when faculty members can unionize. Although the decision is expected to be appealed, it undoubtedly will open the door to a new wave of organizing efforts targeting private college and university...
|Minimum-Wage Initiatives Further Disfavor Nationwide Action|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 8, 2014Earlier this week, several states and localities voted in favor of increasing their minimum-wage rates. Right on cue, many (including U.S. Labor Secretary Perez) seized upon these results as ostensibly supporting an increase in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's rate to $10.10.
|D.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 7, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”), could...
|Could Paid Sick Leave Be Coming Statewide to New Jersey|
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 7, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2014Currently, identical paid sick leave bills are pending in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly Labor Committees. Recently, the Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing on its bill A2354. The bill covers all employers that have employees within New Jersey, but bases the amount of time required to be...
|Automatic Extension & I-9 Form Verification For Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.|
Kim Kiel Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 6, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2014Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is available in the United States for individuals from foreign states where the U.S. Attorney General (AG) has determined that conditions in that country would result in a threat to the personal safety of individuals if they returned home (e.g., armed conflict,...
|FLSA Exemptions And "Fighting Poverty"|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 30, 2014We have written previously about President Obama's directive to change the requirements for who falls within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (as well as for outside-sales employees...
|No FLSA Overtime Recovery For What Employer "Should Have" Paid|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 22, 2014Overtime compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act must be based upon an employee's "regular rate" of pay. More and more frequently nowadays, claimants allege that their FLSA overtime compensation should have been (or should be) based upon some rate that would generate more...
|Ebola Virus: Frequently Asked Questions|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
|Auto Dealers Will Soon Have To Maintain OSHA 300 Recordkeeping|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014Come January 1, 2015, OSHA’s newly announced Recordkeeping changes will most harshly affect manufacturers but the largest group affected is auto dealers.
|Don't Fall Into The Gap: Wage/Hour Lawsuit Highlights Risks For Employers|
Raymond C. Haley, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit affirmed dismissal of five purported class or collective actions brought against a number of healthcare systems and their affiliates. Although favorable for the employers, this decision illustrates that plaintiffs’ lawyers...