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HTMLIs Union Free The Proper Goal for Your Culture?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
This week’s NLRB Purple Communications decision about employee emails combine with today’s announcement by the NLRB of the so-called “quickie elections” process (Blog Post), is going to stir up employers. You should expect a bevy of marketing communications trying to sell...

 

HTMLLegal Protection for Interns on Its Way to NJ Soon?
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 16, 201
Last month the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee approved the New Jersey Intern Protection Act and sent it to the whole Assembly for a vote. The bill approved by the Assembly Labor Committee was passed by the Senate in June of 2014 and now awaits a vote by the Assembly.

 

HTMLCook County's New Wage-Theft Ordinance
Peter J. Gillespie; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
Cook County recently increased the stakes on wage and hour compliance for employers that transact business with or receive tax incentives from the County. After May 1, 2015, Cook County may refuse to allow businesses to operate or do business with the County for up to five years, if the business...

 

HTMLNew York AG Proposes Legislation Regulating Payroll Cards.
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
Following his office’s 2013 investigation into payroll cards and release of a report on the issue in 2014, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently sent legislation regarding the use of payroll cards by employers to pay employees to the Legislature for consideration and action.

 

HTMLClean-Uniform Policy May Lead to Additional Pay
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Most healthcare employers require employees to wear some sort of uniform. Of course, the most familiar uniforms in this setting are “scrubs,” but some employers require lab coats or other garments.

 

HTMLDOL's Wage Rule for Home Care Workers on Hold
Ted Boehm, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL's) rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers. The rule was to have gone into effect January 1, 2015.

 

HTMLThe Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dealership
Matthew R. Simpson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Given the hectic pace of work at dealerships, employment matters sometimes fall to the back of a dealership’s “to-do” list. Too often, the end result is expensive, embarrassing, and often unnecessary discrimination charges and lawsuits.

 

HTMLWorkplace Violence: Keeping Employees Safe
Shayna H. Balch; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Cartoonists shot at work in Paris. Teachers killed while trying to protect their students in Newtown, Connecticut. A CEO shot in the head and stomach by a recently demoted employee in Illinois. News reports are filled with horrific tragedies occurring in workplaces around the world.

 

HTMLEmployee or Independent Contractor: Why It Matters?
Christopher J. Boman, Boris Sorsher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Every employer eventually tackles the question of whether its labor force is composed of employees, independent contractors, or a combination of both. The appeal of the independent contractor classification is understandable because the benefits are significant, including the elimination of the...

 

HTMLFour Steps to Effective Performance Management
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Getting the most out of employees has always challenged employers. It is particularly difficult in today’s highly regulated business environment with increased global competition and changing employee attitudes. Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers....

 


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