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HTMLCourt Vacates Imminent Bar To Third-Party Employer's Claiming Companionship/Live-In Domestic Exemptions
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
We have reported that the U.S. Labor Department's changes in its regulatory provisions affecting the federal Fair Labor Standard Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and the FLSA's Section 13(b)(21) overtime exemption for "live-in domestics" are set to become...

 

HTMLMinimum-Wage Initiatives Further Disfavor Nationwide Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 8, 2014
Earlier this week, several states and localities voted in favor of increasing their minimum-wage rates. Right on cue, many (including U.S. Labor Secretary Perez) seized upon these results as ostensibly supporting an increase in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's rate to $10.10.

 

HTMLCould Paid Sick Leave Be Coming Statewide to New Jersey
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2014
Currently, identical paid sick leave bills are pending in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly Labor Committees. Recently, the Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing on its bill A2354. The bill covers all employers that have employees within New Jersey, but bases the amount of time required to be...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”), could...

 

HTMLAutomatic Extension & I-9 Form Verification For Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.
Kim Kiel Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2014
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is available in the United States for individuals from foreign states where the U.S. Attorney General (AG) has determined that conditions in that country would result in a threat to the personal safety of individuals if they returned home (e.g., armed conflict,...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Fighting Poverty"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 30, 2014
We have written previously about President Obama's directive to change the requirements for who falls within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (as well as for outside-sales employees...

 

HTMLNo FLSA Overtime Recovery For What Employer "Should Have" Paid
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 22, 2014
Overtime compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act must be based upon an employee's "regular rate" of pay. More and more frequently nowadays, claimants allege that their FLSA overtime compensation should have been (or should be) based upon some rate that would generate more...

 

HTMLEbola Virus: Frequently Asked Questions
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

 

HTMLMissouri Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.65 Per Hour Effective January 1, 2015
Gregory D. Ballew; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On January 1, 2015, the Missouri minimum wage will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour and from $3.75 to $3.825 per hour for tipped employees. Compensation for tipped employees must total at least $7.65 per hour when tips are calculated. The Missouri minimum wage law governs Missouri businesses...

 

HTMLYour Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws
Peter J. Gillespie; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Peter Gillespie was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek on November 6, 2014. The article “Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws” discussed the importance of employers revisiting their company sick leave policies with cold and flu season beginning. Especially in places where laws have...

 


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