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HTMLThe New Union-Organizing Tool ... Embarrassment
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
Unions and other third parties have never before so heavily used public embarrassment as a means of organizing employees. The key to union organizing is to find a disgruntled employee who will serve as a leader and capitalize on existing workplace problems. These problems are typically compounded...

 

HTMLPresident, OFCCP Set New Employment Rules For Federal Contractors
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
While chastising Congress as “doing nothing,” the executive and administrative branches of the federal government were busy making new employment rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.

 

HTMLFree FMLA Leave Calculator App Still Available
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
Join nearly 2000 other professionals who already use the helpful and simple Fisher & Phillips FMLA Leave Calculator App. This free, award-winning app is available for smartphones and tablets. There’s even a version you can use in your web browser. Please visit...

 

HTMLDon't Fear The Future: Using Instagram As A Recruiting Tool
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
By now, most employers recognize that they shouldn’t peek at the social-media profiles of applicants for all sorts of reasons. It’s sort of like driving past an applicant’s house hoping that you can catch a glimpse of their private life through their front window. While in most...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Overtime Rights"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
We continue to follow developments relating to President Obama's directive that the U.S. Labor Department "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman"...

 

HTMLCourt "Certifies" Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
After more than a year of litigation (the filing of which we reported at the time), former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.

 

HTMLRussian Employment Law: Terms of Employment and Separation
Celia M. Joseph; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or employees under eighteen years of age. The law also contains provisions...

 

HTMLDomestic Violence Leave Becomes Law in Massachusetts
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence on August 8, 2014.This far-reaching law, which institutes reforms throughout the criminal justice system, mandates that all public and private employers with more than 50 employees must permit employees...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Bans the Box: Rules About Learning the Criminal Histories of Jobs Applicants Are Changing
Alexa E. Miller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees will be prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history in the initial employment application beginning on March 1, 2015. New Jersey is the latest state to join a growing number of states that have enacted what is commonly...

 

HTMLLate Payment Resulted In An FLSA Violation
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Claims underscores important propositions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to the effect that:

 


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