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HTMLPre-Departure Security Screening Not FLSA Worktime
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the time non-exempt employees spent in connection with an end-of-workday security screening before leaving the premises did not count as worktime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Instead, it said, the time so spent was non-compensable...

 

HTMLWill The President's Immigration Initiative Spur FLSA Claims?
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Lurking among the numerous considerations raised by President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative are the prospects that this action will result in more allegations by or on behalf of the affected individuals that they have not been paid in compliance with the federal Fair...

 

HTMLInterim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2014
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced that they will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for...

 

HTMLFLSA Insurance-Adjuster Overtime Exception Buried In Appropriations Bill
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
Section 111 of the recently-enacted "Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2015" directs that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion (link to reproduction below) for certain workers who are employed to adjust or evaluate...

 

HTMLFaculty Can Unionize Absent Actual Managerial Control, NLRB Decides
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) revised its standard for determining when faculty members can unionize. Although the decision is expected to be appealed, it undoubtedly will open the door to a new wave of organizing efforts targeting private college and university...

 

HTMLChanges Coming To Colorado Discrimination Claims
Adam A. Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
On January 1, 2015, changes to Colorado’s employment anti-discrimination statute will go into effect, drastically impacting employers facing employment discrimination claims. The changes will significantly expand the remedies available under the statute, and will make it easier and more...

 

HTMLCourt Vacates Imminent Bar To Third-Party Employer's Claiming Companionship/Live-In Domestic Exemptions
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
We have reported that the U.S. Labor Department's changes in its regulatory provisions affecting the federal Fair Labor Standard Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and the FLSA's Section 13(b)(21) overtime exemption for "live-in domestics" are set to become...

 

HTMLMinimum-Wage Initiatives Further Disfavor Nationwide Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 8, 2014
Earlier this week, several states and localities voted in favor of increasing their minimum-wage rates. Right on cue, many (including U.S. Labor Secretary Perez) seized upon these results as ostensibly supporting an increase in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's rate to $10.10.

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”), could...

 

HTMLCould Paid Sick Leave Be Coming Statewide to New Jersey
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2014
Currently, identical paid sick leave bills are pending in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly Labor Committees. Recently, the Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing on its bill A2354. The bill covers all employers that have employees within New Jersey, but bases the amount of time required to be...

 


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