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HTMLSometimes Noteworthy Non-Compete Decisions Have No Non-Competes
Michael R. Greco; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
As a non-compete litigator, I often scan the case reports looking for noteworthy non-compete decisions. In doing so, I look for the usual buzzwords of interest -- non-compete, trade secret, preliminary injunction, etc. But every once in a while, I come across a case that has nothing to do with...

 

HTMLFast-Food Chain Employers: Take Steps Now to Avoid Being the Next FLSA Headline
J. Hagood Tighe; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014
On almost a daily basis, we read articles about class action lawsuits and settlements against fast-food chains. Almost all chains have had them. Fisher & Phillips has defended many of these lawsuits for different chains in all parts of the country.

 

HTMLSOTU "Minimum Wage" Announcement: What Does It Mean?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour. Until it is possible to study any Executive Order(s) he issues on the matter, the precise...

 

HTMLNew U.S. Guidance On Expatriate Health Plans
Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
As discussed in a prior post, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is currently in the process of finalizing its regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) “Employer Mandate.” The Employer Mandate, which becomes effective January 1,...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules On Donning/Doffing Under The FLSA
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014
Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for the possibility of excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of federal Fair Labor Standards Act "hours...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Clarifies Meaning Of "Changing Clothes" Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014
On January 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the time spent by employees donning and doffing (putting on and taking off) certain protective gear is not compensable under Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This ruling will significantly impact the ability of employees to...

 

HTMLRussian Employment Law: Recruitment and Hiring
Celia M. Joseph; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
Russia, also known as the Russian Federation, is a country with over 143 million citizens. Its capital is Moscow, and its official language is Russian, although there are nearly 30 other languages spoken throughout the country. Russia has the eighth largest world economy and its major businesses...

 

HTMLSend a Non-Compete Demand Letter - Buy Yourself a Lawsuit?
Michael R. Greco; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014
When employers seek injunctive relief to enforce a restrictive covenant, nearly every judge begins the injunctive hearing with the same question: What efforts did you make to resolve this matter? Judges encourage settlement; they encourage compromise. Even if such compromise is not possible, they...

 

HTMLIntern Lawsuits (Continued): Another Big Settlement
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014
As was anticipated in light of the intensified focus upon internships over three years ago, the next stage was a spate of high-profile lawsuits by unpaid or allegedly-underpaid interns under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and/or state wage-hour laws. One of them was filed last May against...

 

HTMLReminder: Post Your 2013 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2014
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
Going into 2014, OSHA is continuing its focus of inspecting and, when alleged violations found, citing employers under its recordkeeping standard. Proper recordkeeping has become more critical to employers since OSHA recently issued a proposed rule to publish, in certain cases, the injury and...

 


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