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HTMLNo FLSA Overtime Recovery For What Employer "Should Have" Paid
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 22, 2014
Overtime compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act must be based upon an employee's "regular rate" of pay. More and more frequently nowadays, claimants allege that their FLSA overtime compensation should have been (or should be) based upon some rate that would generate more...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Fighting Poverty"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 30, 2014
We have written previously about President Obama's directive to change the requirements for who falls within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (as well as for outside-sales employees...

 

HTMLEbola Virus: Frequently Asked Questions
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

 

HTMLDon't Fear The Reefer, Oregon Employers: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Will Not Impact Company Policies
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Oregon joined Colorado and Washington when voters approved a state initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana (Alaska passed a similar law the same day). As of July 1, 2015, it will no longer be illegal for adults over the age of 21 in Oregon to possess one ounce...

 

HTMLThe EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency's Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise
Jeff Weintraub; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Jeff Weintraub’s article “The EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency’s Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise” was featured in the November issue of HR Professional Magazine.

 

HTMLIt's Official: $10.10 Minimum Wage For Government Contractors
Thomas P. Rebel; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) published final regulations implementing President Obama’s Executive Order, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on government contracts. The new minimum wage will take effect January 1, 2015, and will be adjusted annually, as it is indexed...

 

HTMLDon't Fall Into The Gap: Wage/Hour Lawsuit Highlights Risks For Employers
Raymond C. Haley, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit affirmed dismissal of five purported class or collective actions brought against a number of healthcare systems and their affiliates. Although favorable for the employers, this decision illustrates that plaintiffs’ lawyers...

 

HTMLVoters Approve Minimum Wage Hikes In San Francisco And Oakland
Juan C. Araneda; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
On Tuesday, San Franciscans overwhelmingly voted to raise the City’s minimum wage to $15.00 over the next few years. The San Francisco current minimum wage of $10.74 is already higher than both the federal minimum wage of $7.25 and California’s minimum wage of $9.00. Under the new law,...

 

HTMLSurvive The Season With Our Open Enrollment Checklist
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
It’s that time of year again, when fall weather brings with it a host of legal obligations for plan sponsors running open enrollment. Here’s what you need to know to survive the season.

 

HTMLMissouri Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.65 Per Hour Effective January 1, 2015
Gregory D. Ballew; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On January 1, 2015, the Missouri minimum wage will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour and from $3.75 to $3.825 per hour for tipped employees. Compensation for tipped employees must total at least $7.65 per hour when tips are calculated. The Missouri minimum wage law governs Missouri businesses...

 


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