Document(s) published by this organization: 211
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|Supreme Court: Voters' Initiative To End Affirmative Action Is Constitutional|
Katarzyna (Kasia) W. Nowak; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2, which amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit racial preferences in admissions to public schools and government programs.
|Massachusetts Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act|
Jeffrey A. Fritz, Eric J. Uhl; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, recently announced a bill—An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity—that would provide workforce training opportunities and promote economic development incentives across the Commonwealth. As part of his economic development package, the Governor...
|USDOL Guidance Released On "Adult Foster Care", "Shared Living Arrangements"|
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014We reported earlier that the U.S. Labor Department has issued a Final Rule re-stating the requirements for and limitations upon the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship exemption". The changes are effective in January 2015. As has been widely discussed, this...
|Disinformation And The "Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage"|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.
|The Alternative-Workweek: Oasis Or Mirage?|
Colin P. Calvert, John T. Lai; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014California employers are acutely aware of the typical schedule worked by employees: eight hours a day, five days a week. As we have become accustomed to doing, California law generally requires employers to pay employees overtime wages for hours worked in excess of eight hours during any 24-hour...
|President Obama Delivers Double Dose of Wage-Related Rules to Employers|
Cheryl L. Behymer; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014President Obama signed two important documents this week that impact many employers. First, he signed an Executive Order protecting employees who disclose their compensation to co-workers. Second, he sent a Presidential Memorandum to the Department of Labor directing DOL to issue regulations...
|Transgender Issues Highlight Tensions Between Students' Rights To Liberty And Privacy|
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014In the wake of controversy over school vouchers, fights over appropriate curriculum, and the endless battles to decide whether school funding is adequate, the nation’s public and private schools certainly have their share of problems to overcome. It is no wonder that issues pertaining to...
|Flag On The Play: Will Unions Change the Game of College Sports?|
Paul H. Burmeister; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014In a historic move, members of the Northwestern University football team recently took initial steps to form a union and seek collective-bargaining rights with the university. Shortly thereafter, the team filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In a decision that has some...
|Let the H-1B Games Begin: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor|
Shanon R. Stevenson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014Katniss Everdeen’s bow and arrow will not help employers on April 1st, 2014 when the competition for H-1B work visas begins. On April 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) begins accepting H-1B petitions for foreign workers in professional or specialty occupation...
|The BLS Minimum-Wage "Report" Means . . . What, Exactly?|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report entitled "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013" which claims that approximately 1.8 million hourly-paid workers made less than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's $7.25-per-hour minimum wage last year. It also asserts...