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HTMLThird Circuit Addresses FLSA "Successor" Liability
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014
Federal courts continue to embrace a broad view in evaluating the question of whether federal Fair Labor Standards Act liability may be imposed upon a successor company in particular situations.

 

HTMLSupreme Court: Voters' Initiative To End Affirmative Action Is Constitutional
Katarzyna (Kasia) W. Nowak; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
In 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.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Jeffrey A. Fritz, Eric J. Uhl; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014
Massachusetts 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...

 

HTMLUSDOL Guidance Released On "Adult Foster Care", "Shared Living Arrangements"
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
We 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...

 

HTMLDisinformation And The "Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
A 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.

 

HTMLThe Alternative-Workweek: Oasis Or Mirage?
Colin P. Calvert, John T. Lai; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
California 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...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Delivers Double Dose of Wage-Related Rules to Employers
Cheryl L. Behymer; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
President 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...

 

HTMLFlag On The Play: Will Unions Change the Game of College Sports?
Paul H. Burmeister; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLTransgender Issues Highlight Tensions Between Students' Rights To Liberty And Privacy
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLLet the H-1B Games Begin: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
Shanon R. Stevenson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014
Katniss 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...

 


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