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HTMLInteresting Comments From U.S. Labor Solicitor Smith
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith spoke at a December continuing-legal-education conference in Atlanta. Her remarks in a couple of areas were especially interesting.

 

HTMLJudge Vacates Parts of USDOL Home-Care Regulation
Ted Boehm, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor's rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers starting January 1, 2015. Although USDOL will likely appeal the court's rulings, for now...

 

HTMLMonitoring Employees: How Far Can You Go?
Michael V. Abcarian; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of offsite conduct, especially when employees are off-duty.

 

HTMLYour Most Important Employment Documents
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Employment litigation can be expensive and time consuming. Success or failure in defending your company can turn on either the law or the facts. You can’t do too much to change the law that applies to any given case. But experience shows that employers can do a lot to shape the facts and to...

 

HTMLWhat Not To Talk About At Work
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
Managers have a special role for employers because they are your legal agents. What they say, do, and know can be attributed to you as their employer. Depending on the issue, you can even be strictly liable for the conduct of managers, meaning that your good intentions are not a defense.

 

HTMLEmployer Email Can Be Used For Union-Related and Other Protected Communications NLRB Has Ruled
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
In a much-anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled today that employees have the right to use their employer’s email system on nonworking time to engage in statutorily protected communications, such as discussing wages, hours, conditions of employment and...

 

HTMLIllinois Employers Must Offer Retirement Savings Program
Joel W. Rice; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
Illinois has become the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring businesses to offer their employees a retirement savings plan. Signed into law recently by Gov. Pat Quinn, the new law, entitled “Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program,” is intended to encourage more retirement...

 

HTMLFighting The Flu - Don't Forget To Wash Your Hands!
Charles S. Caulkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
You can’t open the newspaper, turn on the television, or visit a website without seeing some alarming statistic about the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is already “widespread” in 29 states with an additional 14 states reporting...

 

HTMLTop Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party - Without Getting Sued
Michael S. Mitchell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties where alcohol will be served. They generally want to know about the risk involved if an employee drinks too much at the party and misbehaves, or worse, injures or kills someone on the way home....

 

HTMLRemember, The Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increased January 1, 2015
Joseph W. Ambash; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
On January 1, 2015, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. This is the first of three annual minimum wage rate hikes that Massachusetts employers will face due to legislation signed into law last June.

 


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