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HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union "Fair Share" Deductions For Public Sector Employees
R. Scot Harvey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Today, in a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend its previous holdings regarding “fair-share” fees (fees that an employee who refuses to join a union is required to pay in lieu of union dues) to caretakers who are paid by the government to give home care to...

 

HTMLNew Colorado Wage Law Expands Coverage And Enforcement Methods
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
The Wage Protection Act of 2014, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 29, expands the state’s wage payment law to include additional types of claims, and grants the Colorado Division of Labor in the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) more authority and resources to pursue wage...

 

HTMLBlurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
Let’s face it: bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations are here to stay. With the ubiquity of employees having and using smartphones and tablets - devices that have more capacity and processing power than desktop computers from not so long ago - it was inevitable that employees would...

 

HTMLWhy Your Company Needs A Handbook
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
The days of believing that a handbook can cause more harm than good are long gone. In today’s business environment, a handbook serves both as a sword to carve out your legal rights as well as a shield to protect them.

 

HTMLWhat An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
Many retailers consider the professional appearance of their staff to be a significant aspect of their customers’ shopping experience. Unkempt, unclean, and unfriendly employees create negative impressions that injure the brand. For many years, courts have recognized that the image presented...

 

HTMLNew Florida Statute Requires Schools To Provide Information About Sex Offenders
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature enacted a requirement for nonpublic colleges, universities and schools. Effective July 1, 2014, all such institutions are required to inform employees and students at orientation and on the school’s website of the existence of the Florida Department...

 

HTMLProposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015). We wrote about this...

 

HTMLThe Death of "De Minimis" Is Greatly Exaggerated
Timothy J. Weatherholt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
The "de minimis" worktime concept is a common-sense, court-recognized notion dating from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's earliest days.

 

HTMLNovember Target For Proposed Exemption Changes
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
As we reported previously, in March President Obama directed the U.S. Labor Department to "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman" exemptions....

 

HTMLLouisiana Bans Access To Employees' Social Media
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
On May 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act into law. The Act, effective immediately, prohibits employers from requesting or requiring access to the personal online accounts of applicants or employees. Louisiana joins 11 other states that have...

 


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