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HTMLFLSA Exemption Changes: A Possible "Plan B" For Retailers
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
Expectations 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...

 

HTMLDo You Really Know How To Manage An OSHA Inspection?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
Many 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...

 

HTMLFederal Wage Claims? That's The Easy Part!
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
Retailers 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...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Paralyzes Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine, Affords Greater Deference To Federal Agencies
Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
Today, 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...

 

HTMLLook Out Below
Charles S. Caulkins, Suhaill M. Morales; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
The 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...

 

HTMLLimiting Off-Duty Access To The Hotel
L. Brent Garrett; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
Many 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...

 

HTMLCountdown to July 1st: What Employers Should Know in Preparing for California's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Beginning 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...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration
Kim Kiel Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
Last 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...

 

HTMLApproved San Francisco Retail Workers Ordinance Means More Restrictions For Employers
Juan C. Araneda, Nathan K. Low; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLA Road Warrior’s Observations on Responsibility, Civility, Mentorship, and Being a Leader
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 8, 2015
I’m a conservative free market, individual rights oriented, gun owning, evangelical leaning person who grew up in the hills of North Georgia. I deal with the Federal and State government every day and I believe that private organizations can better handle many government tasks. Have I...

 


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