Document(s) published by this organization: 202
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|E-Cigarettes Light Up Controversy Among Employers|
Michael V. Abcarian; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014First marketed internationally in 2002, battery-powered e-cigarettes are exploding stateside and may soon shake up many employers who need to decide whether or not to allow e-cigarettes in the workplace. Sales in the United States of the more than 200 types of e-cigarettes currently available are...
|Donning/Doffing Personal Protective Items: What About Mealtime?|
Timothy J. Weatherholt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014As we wrote in our January Labor Alert, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. interpreted the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 3(o) to apply to putting on and taking off a variety of personal protective items. This paves the way for possibly excluding...
|Third Circuit Addresses FLSA "Successor" Liability|
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014Federal 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.
|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.
|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...
|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...
|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...