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|The BLS Minimum-Wage "Report" Means . . . What, Exactly?|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report entitled "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013" which claims that approximately 1.8 million hourly-paid workers made less than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's $7.25-per-hour minimum wage last year. It also asserts...
|FAQ's on FINRA's Broker Compensation Proposal|
Michael R. Greco; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014On March 10, 2014, FINRA filed proposed Rule 2243 with the SEC. The proposed rule would require firms and registered reps to disclose certain financial incentives offered to reps in connection with a change in employment and would require firms to report information concerning the same subject to...
|Should You Install Security Cameras In Company Bathrooms? (Hint: NO)|
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Sometimes an employment lawyer is faced with a thorny question that involves multiple layers of analysis. Before advising a client, any good attorney will want to examine prior case decisions, statutory citations, regulatory guidance, and other resources to ensure a full understanding of the issue...
|Antisocial Media- Union Not Liable For Threatening Facebook Posts|
Gregory D. Ballew; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Imagine if you will, that a company-sponsored website allows employees to post comments. During the course of a union strike, an employee who chooses to cross the picket line posts a comment threatening to kill union members who try to stop him. The company does not disavow the post. Would the...
|Preparing The Boss For Media Interviews|
Kevin Sullivan; Fisher Phillips LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Smart executives and business owners know that a good public-relations program can build a brand and burnish a reputation. Good PR costs less than advertising and lends credibility to your organization, products, and services.
|Construction Contractors Subject To New OFCCP Rules|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014Because of a recent court decision, federal construction contractors must comply with several new regulations that many consider burdensome. An effort to exempt construction contractors from some of the new regulations was tossed out by a federal judge. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. v....
|"Don't Come In To Work Today"|
Eric J. Uhl; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Even here in Maine, where we take pride in not letting winter slow us down, there are days when it just doesn’t make sense to get out of the house. This past winter was a tough one to say the least - for much of the country it was one of the worst on record. Recent rains in parts of the west...
|Human Resource Considerations in China|
Annie Lau; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014When people think about the reasons they have left an organization or have not accepted an offer with a company, one of the key common factors is perhaps something one might not expect: development, or rather, the lack thereof. Compensation, while certainly important, is often not the deciding...
|Campus "Unpaid Intern" Opposition Growing|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014We have already reported that a group calling itself the "Fair Pay Campaign" aims to pressure colleges and universities not to facilitate unpaid internships or even post notices about them. This initiative appears to be gaining momentum.
|Supreme Court: Severance Payments Are Wages Subject To FICA Taxes|
Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014On March 25, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a certain type of severance payment known as supplemental unemployment compensation constituted “wages” subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) payroll taxes. The Court’s decision resolves a split of...