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|Court Rejects Kentucky Wage-Hour Representative Actions|
Timothy J. Weatherholt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015The Kentucky Wages and Hours Act provides the mechanism for pursuing redress for minimum-wage or overtime violations under that law. KRS 337.385 provides, in pertinent part, that "[s]uch action may be maintained in any court of competent jurisdiction by any one (1) or more employees for and...
|Bullying Can Cost Your School - And Your Students, And Their Parents|
Kathleen McLeod Caminiti, David J. Treibman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015School bullying is one of the most pressing social, health, and educational concerns facing public and private schools alike. Long-term bullying, left unaddressed by schools or parents, can cause lasting physical and emotional harm to students. Bullying has been linked both to deadly school...
|Colorado's Minimum Wage Increased January 1|
Todd A. Fredrickson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015The Colorado minimum wage increased by 23 cents to $8.23 per hour on January 1, 2015. Tipped employees are entitled to receive at least $5.21 per hour. These increases to Colorado’s minimum wage rates reflect the annual adjustment for inflation required by the Colorado Constitution.
|FLSA Exemption Changes: A Possible "Plan B" For Retailers|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015Expectations 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...
|Federal Wage Claims? That's The Easy Part!|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Retailers 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...
|Limiting Off-Duty Access To The Hotel|
L. Brent Garrett; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Many 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...
|Do You Really Know How To Manage An OSHA Inspection?|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Many 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...
|Look Out Below|
Charles S. Caulkins, Suhaill M. Morales; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015The 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...
|Supreme Court Paralyzes Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine, Affords Greater Deference To Federal Agencies|
Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015Today, 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...
|Countdown to July 1st: What Employers Should Know in Preparing for California's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015Beginning 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...