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|OSHA Announces Final Rule On Recordkeeping Dramatically Increases Employers' Reporting Requirements Which OSHA Will Make Public|
Lauren M. Claycomb, Todd B. Logsdon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014On September 18, 2014, OSHA published its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements. The rule, which takes effect on January 1, 2015, makes several important changes that significantly expands reporting requirements for all employers while publishing the...
|Touted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014A White House report has extoled wage-rate increases by "state legislatures and governors; mayors, county executives and city councils; and business leaders" as supposedly being compelling reasons to raise the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. A flood of...
|Court Denies Extraterritorial Application of the Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblowing Provisions|
Celia M. Joseph; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On August 14, 2014, in Liu Meng-Lin v. Siemens AG, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held that the whistleblowing provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“the Dodd-Frank Act”), does not...
|New California Law Entitles Employees To Paid Sick Leave|
Bethanie E. Barnes; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014On September 10, 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.” This law will require California employers to grant employees, including some part-time and temporary employees, at least three paid sick days each year.
|Texting For Business On Personal Cell Phones|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014 In the last few years, many industries and companies have been coming to grips with the problems posed by employees using their personal phones, tablets, or laptops for business uses. The recognition of the need to develop policies for these devices likely started when smart phones other than...
|The New Union-Organizing Tool ... Embarrassment|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014 Unions and other third parties have never before so heavily used public embarrassment as a means of organizing employees. The key to union organizing is to find a disgruntled employee who will serve as a leader and capitalize on existing workplace problems. These problems are typically compounded...
|President, OFCCP Set New Employment Rules For Federal Contractors|
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014While chastising Congress as “doing nothing,” the executive and administrative branches of the federal government were busy making new employment rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.
|Don't Fear The Future: Using Instagram As A Recruiting Tool|
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014 By now, most employers recognize that they shouldn’t peek at the social-media profiles of applicants for all sorts of reasons. It’s sort of like driving past an applicant’s house hoping that you can catch a glimpse of their private life through their front window. While in most...
|Free FMLA Leave Calculator App Still Available|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014 Join nearly 2000 other professionals who already use the helpful and simple Fisher & Phillips FMLA Leave Calculator App. This free, award-winning app is available for smartphones and tablets. There’s even a version you can use in your web browser. Please visit...
|FLSA Exemptions And "Overtime Rights"|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014We continue to follow developments relating to President Obama's directive that the U.S. Labor Department "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman"...