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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.

 

HTML"Predictable Scheduling": An Undiscovered FLSA "Right"?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2014
U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reportedly has said that the Division is "looking very actively at" the question of whether workers should be legally entitled to "predictable scheduling". In recounting Mr. Weil's statements in a recent interview, Daily Labor...

 

HTMLNew Jersey's "Ban the Box" Law: FAQs for Employers
Alexa E. Miller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act, better known as “Ban the Box,” will go into effect in less than a month, making this a great time for employers to review their employment applications and hiring procedures to ensure that they will be in compliance with the new law. The...

 

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...

 

HTMLTraditional Contract Rules Determine Whether Retirees Are Entitled to Lifetime Healthcare Benefits
Jason Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Today, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that courts must apply ordinary rules of contract interpretation when determining whether retiree healthcare benefits vest for life pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. Writing for the Court, Justice Thomas wrote a...

 

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...

 

HTMLDrug Testing In Your Non-U.S. Operations
Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
`Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing. With some exceptions, they are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. But the U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, where there...

 

HTMLNLRB Finalizes Quickie Election Rules for April Implementation
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally implemented its long awaited “quickie election” rules, which will speed up union elections while requiring employers to turn over personal email addresses and telephone numbers. A substantially identical rule was issued by the Board...

 

HTMLOregon's Minimum Wage Now $2.00 Per Hour Higher Than Federal Rate
Mitchell C. Baker; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
After a January 1st increase of 15 cents per hour, Oregon’s minimum wage now stands at $9.25 - exactly two dollars per hour more than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. That places Oregon near the top of the list of 29 states with minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate....

 


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