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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...

 

HTMLThis Cold Is Different: Protect Your Workers
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 9, 2014
The recent “Polar Vortex” has stunned even snow-hardened Minnesotans. I became concerned about worker safety in this brutal cold when I stopped late one night to pump gas on my way back to Atlanta from out of state trial prep. Thermometers showed it as seven degrees but with the...

 

HTMLSenate Report Urges Compliance-Based Government-Contract Awards
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014
The U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has released a report concluding that there are "widespread labor law violations among major government contractors." The publication, entitled "Acting Responsibly? Federal Contractors Frequently Put Workers' Lives...

 

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...

 

HTMLLawsuits -- I Get It! But What Should We DO?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 9, 2014
"Wage-hour lawsuits are booming," trumpets one recent report after another, and this is certainly true. The risk of high-exposure wage claims against an employer is greater than ever.

 

HTMLService Animals In School
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014
Joey is a 5th grade student who is hearing impaired. Joey’s parents request that he be allowed to attend school with his service dog, Snickers. You learn that Joey’s teacher is severely allergic to animal dander. You are also aware that several students in Joey’s class are afraid...

 

HTMLNew York State Raises Minimum Wage
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014
New York State has raised the hourly minimum wage of most employees effective December 31, 2013 from $7.25 to $8.00. Additional increases are coming on December 31, 2014, and again on December 31, 2015. An important provision is that, if at any time federal law establishes a higher minimum wage,...

 

HTMLColorado Raises Minimum Wage to $8.00 An Hour
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 06, 2014
On January 1, 2014, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment increased the minimum wage in Colorado from $7.78 to $8.00 per hour and from $4.76 to $4.98 for tipped employees.

 

HTMLYou Choose: Time Or Money?
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 60% of American workers are paid an hourly wage. Many of these workers are employed by companies who offer little in the way of paid time off such as sick time, vacation time, or family leave. While most workers in the United States are...

 


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