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|Overseas Work Assignments: Three Tips To Protect Employees|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014With the globalization of the marketplace, more employers are sending employees overseas for work.
|Executive Order Protects Federal Contractor LGBT Workers|
Cheryl L. Behymer; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014Yesterday President Obama issued an Executive Order extending antidiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as including these categories in affirmative action requirements. Regarding the federal contractor obligations, the Secretary of Labor will...
|Illinois Embraces "Ban The Box"|
Scott Fanning; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014On July 19, 2014, Illinois joined a growing number of states prohibiting employers from asking about applicants’ criminal histories early in the hiring process.
|Rhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 2, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts into law. In a press release, lawmakers said that the new law was modeled on similar laws in California that are “considered one of the nation’s strongest social-media privacy laws in the...
|Independent Contractors for Global Organizations|
Annie Lau; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees overseas, while others hire locally, or even utilize local independent contractors. As in the United States, companies must be mindful of the risks...
|FLSA "Per Diem" Claims On The Rise|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014A 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.
|USDOL Brief Elaborates Upon "Intern" Views|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 19, 2014We 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.
|Keep Your (Employees) Cool This Summer|
Shayna H. Balch; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Last year, some parts of the country experienced the hottest summer on record. This year may well be record breaking as well, at least in some parts of the country. Keeping employees safe and cool during the next four months should be of paramount importance for all business owners and employers.
|Can You Link Insurance Premiums To Smoking?|
F. Kytle Frye; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Rocked 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...
|Who's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?|
Suzanne K. Bogdan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014An administrator’s nightmare is receiving a phone call that an individual on the sex offender’s list has harmed a child within the school. To avoid this horrible situation, schools now regularly check the criminal backgrounds of employees of the institution. Many states and accrediting...