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|FLSA Exemption Changes: A Possible "Plan B" For Retailers|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015Expectations are that the U.S. Labor Department's proposed regulations re-defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions will be released in the next few weeks, if not within days. As we have said, these provisions...
|Do You Really Know How To Manage An OSHA Inspection?|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Many articles on handling OSHA inspections provide the same basic guidelines and little explanation of why employers should take certain steps. You already know to take photos whenever the Compliance Officer (CO) takes shots and to take notes. But do you know why to take those photos and what to...
|Federal Wage Claims? That's The Easy Part!|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Retailers are all too familiar with collective actions filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) making claims for unpaid overtime based on alleged misclassification of employees as exempt, working off the clock, or not counting all hours worked. But complying with the FLSA is a relatively...
|Supreme Court Paralyzes Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine, Affords Greater Deference To Federal Agencies|
Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015Today, in a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court abolished a precedent on which the regulated community has relied to keep federal agencies in check for nearly 20 years. This precedent, commonly referred to as the Paralyzed Veterans doctrine, required a federal agency to engage in...
|Look Out Below|
Charles S. Caulkins, Suhaill M. Morales; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) often sets its sights up the food chain, focusing enforcement efforts on general contractors (GCs) for the wage violations of their subcontractors. In recent years, federal district courts and the DOL have been putting pressure on GCs to insist on and monitor Fair...
|Limiting Off-Duty Access To The Hotel|
L. Brent Garrett; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Many hospitality employers are surprised to learn that employees have a right under federal labor law to access the exterior, nonworking areas of the hotel property in their off-duty hours for union or other protected concerted activities. Hospitality employers are also surprised to learn that...
|Countdown to July 1st: What Employers Should Know in Preparing for California's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015Beginning July 1, 2015, California employers, with limited exceptions, must grant every employee 24 hours or 3 paid sick days each year. Even for employers who are already providing paid sick leave, the new law presents potential liability for failure to comply with the specific regulations...
|President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration|
Kim Kiel Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 11, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014Last night, President Obama announced his plan for a partial fix of what many believe is a broken U.S. immigration system. This Executive Action will offer over four million undocumented individuals relief from deportation and provide them the opportunity to apply for temporary work authorization...
|Approved San Francisco Retail Workers Ordinance Means More Restrictions For Employers|
Juan C. Araneda, Nathan K. Low; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to approve a city ordinance, which will create a number of obstacles for many businesses - including retail stores, restaurants, and banks. The ordinance, referred to as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” will severely limit...
|A Road Warrior’s Observations Part 2: Ergonomics and Process Engineering, Safety, Kaizen and Real Leadership.|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015 As I finally flew home last week, I sat beside Jeff Smagacz, the owner of an engineering firm, RMG. Jeff explained that RMG spends 75% of its time analyzing manufacturing and distribution processes to make them faster, more efficient, require less employees ... and to lessen employee exposure to...