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HTMLSupposed Fluctuating-Workweek "Legal Prerequisites" Come From Where, Exactly?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
"Fluctuating workweek" pay plans are provoking much litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These arrangements call for a non-exempt employee to be paid a salary as straight-time compensation for all hours worked in a workweek, including those over 40. The salary represents...

 

HTMLSegregating Worktime For Purposes Of The "Contractor Minimum Wage"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department's voluminous final regulations "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" under Executive Order 13658 (about which we have written previously) have now been published. The provisions and related commentary occupy nearly 100 pages in the Federal Register.

 

HTMLIt's Official: $10.10 Minimum Wage For Government Contractors
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) published final regulations implementing President Obama’s Executive Order, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on government contracts. The new minimum wage will take effect January 1, 2015, and will be adjusted annually, as it is indexed...

 

HTMLManaging Social Media-Issues Consistent With The Law
Sally F. Barron; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
In this age of electronic communication, social media has added another dimension to the array of issues schools must address in order to maintain the integrity of the learning environment while also preserving the rights of students and employees. The courts are faced with numerous lawsuits...

 

HTMLTitle IX And Sexual Assault On Campus
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
In January this year, President Obama created the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault to provide colleges and universities with recommendations to prevent and respond to sexual assault and enhance efforts to hold educational institutions accountable when they fall short in addressing...

 

HTMLFederal Court Dismissal of EEOC Suit Leaves Employers Hanging
Janet A. Hendrick, Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
In a closely watched ruling, an Illinois federal district court handed a victory to one particular employer, but ducked a broader ruling that would have provided general guidance to companies generally that are trying to avoid litigation by entering into severance agreements with employees.

 

HTMLFederal Court Limits California's Wage-Hour Laws
John K. Skousen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Three years ago, the California Supreme Court addressed the scope of California’s overtime regulations contained in the California Labor Code and Wage Orders promulgated by its Industrial Welfare Commission. Sullivan et al v. Oracle Corporation. The Supreme Court held that work performed in...

 

HTMLWhen "Free" Is Too Good To Be True: Rethinking Interns And Volunteers Under Wage & Hour Laws
Theresa M. Gallion; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Educational institutions of all kinds often utilize the services of volunteers or so-called interns to assist with coaching sports or other extracurricular activities, and to participate in programs that are mutually beneficial. But the United States Labor Department (DOL) has issued clear guidance...

 

HTMLQuick Quiz Answer: Pay For Being In On-Call Status
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The answer to our September 22, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "Yes, even though the payments are not tied to the on-call hours he works."

 

HTMLIt's Payback Time: Reimbursement Of Employee Expenses Is A Hot Issue In California
John K. Skousen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
As class actions continue to plague employers in California, one area that is often overlooked is expense reimbursement. The California Labor Code makes clear that employers must indemnify employees for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred as a direct consequence of discharging their...

 


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