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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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."

 

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...

 

HTMLUSDOL Defers Enforcement Action On "Companionship" Changes
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
For some time now, we have followed the U.S. Labor Department's efforts to curtail the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption. Those efforts culminated in a Final Rule published in October 2013. The revisions will effectively eliminate the exemption...

 

HTMLWhen Employees Solve Problems With Their Fists
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Generally speaking, human resources professionals and business executives have become quite adept at dealing with employee claims for illegal harassment. For example, just about any HR manager can provide a definition of a “hostile work environment.” Likewise, HR managers are keenly...

 

HTMLUnemployment Claims: Do You Really Want To Fight It?
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding unemployment claims filed by recently-departed employees. This article will try to shed some light on them and help answer the common question: “Should we fight an unemployment claim?”

 


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