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HTMLNew California Law Entitles Employees To Paid Sick Leave
Bethanie E. Barnes; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
On September 10, 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.” This law will require California employers to grant employees, including some part-time and temporary employees, at least three paid sick days each year.

 

HTMLTexting For Business On Personal Cell Phones
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
In the last few years, many industries and companies have been coming to grips with the problems posed by employees using their personal phones, tablets, or laptops for business uses. The recognition of the need to develop policies for these devices likely started when smart phones other than...

 

HTMLThe New Union-Organizing Tool ... Embarrassment
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
Unions and other third parties have never before so heavily used public embarrassment as a means of organizing employees. The key to union organizing is to find a disgruntled employee who will serve as a leader and capitalize on existing workplace problems. These problems are typically compounded...

 

HTMLDon't Fear The Future: Using Instagram As A Recruiting Tool
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
By now, most employers recognize that they shouldn’t peek at the social-media profiles of applicants for all sorts of reasons. It’s sort of like driving past an applicant’s house hoping that you can catch a glimpse of their private life through their front window. While in most...

 

HTMLFree FMLA Leave Calculator App Still Available
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
Join nearly 2000 other professionals who already use the helpful and simple Fisher & Phillips FMLA Leave Calculator App. This free, award-winning app is available for smartphones and tablets. There’s even a version you can use in your web browser. Please visit...

 

HTMLPresident, OFCCP Set New Employment Rules For Federal Contractors
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
While chastising Congress as “doing nothing,” the executive and administrative branches of the federal government were busy making new employment rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Overtime Rights"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
We continue to follow developments relating to President Obama's directive that the U.S. Labor Department "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman"...

 

HTMLCourt "Certifies" Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
After more than a year of litigation (the filing of which we reported at the time), former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.

 

HTMLRussian Employment Law: Terms of Employment and Separation
Celia M. Joseph; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or employees under eighteen years of age. The law also contains provisions...

 

HTMLDomestic Violence Leave Becomes Law in Massachusetts
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence on August 8, 2014.This far-reaching law, which institutes reforms throughout the criminal justice system, mandates that all public and private employers with more than 50 employees must permit employees...

 


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