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HTMLCourt Denies Extraterritorial Application of the Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblowing Provisions
Celia M. Joseph; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLTouted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
A 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...

 

HTMLNew California Law Entitles Employees To Paid Sick Leave
Bethanie E. Barnes; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
On 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.

 

HTMLTexting For Business On Personal Cell Phones
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLPresident, OFCCP Set New Employment Rules For Federal Contractors
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
While 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.

 

HTMLFree FMLA Leave Calculator App Still Available
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLThe New Union-Organizing Tool ... Embarrassment
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLDon't Fear The Future: Using Instagram As A Recruiting Tool
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Overtime Rights"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
We 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"...

 

HTMLCourt "Certifies" Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
After more than a year of litigation (the filing of which we reported at the time), former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.

 


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