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Another NLRB Loss For Employers

Social media has become a thorn in the side of many employers and after viewing unsavory Facebook dialogue by employees, directed at the employer or the employees’ working conditions, employers all too often decide those employees should be fired. Recently, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Weigh In On Employees’ Changing “Clothes” More Than The DOL Changes Its Mind

Under the FLSA, 29 USC § 203(0), employees are not entitled to receive compensation for time that is spent “changing clothes . . . at the beginning or end of each workday.”  In other words, if donning and doffing work … Continue reading

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New FMLA Regulations Take Effect on March 8

The FMLA turned 20 years old this month and, with this birthday, comes new regulations pertaining to it, which the United States Department of Labor issued last week and take effect on March 8, 2013.  In celebration of the FMLA’s 20th … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Employers

Given the number of changes and decisions over the last year, it is increasingly important for your company to make a few New Years Resolutions regarding policies and practices.  Below is a non-comprehensive list of resolutions your company can make … Continue reading

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Proposed OFCCP Rule Would Require That 7% of Federal Contractors’ Workforce Consist of Individuals with Disabilities

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) is considering a rule that would require certain federal contractors to ensure that at least 7% of their workforce is composed of individuals with disabilities. This is a significant proposal, as the … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Launches Smartphone App as a Tool for Employees to Track Their Own Hours Worked

On May 9, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced the launch of its free smartphone app for workers to track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed.  Described as an “independent timesheet” for workers, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division to Host Web Chat on Regulatory Agenda

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division (“WHD”) announced today that it will be hosting a Web chat on its regulatory agenda from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on January 6, 2011. The WHD’s regulatory agenda is comprised of regulations … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Public Comments on Work Breaks for Expressing Breast Milk

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced yesterday that it is requesting the public to weigh in on the recent amendment to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) concerning reasonable break periods for expressing breast … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule for Federal Contractors on Employee Labor Law Rights

On May 20, 2010, the Department of Labor published final regulations relative to the labor law rights of employees who work for federal contractors. Entitled “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws,” the new regulations require covered government contractors … Continue reading

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Worker Misclassification Legislation Looming in Both Houses of Congress

On April 22, both houses of Congress re-introduced legislation designed to crackdown on the misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Entitled The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act, the bill will have a significant impact on employers’ current practices. If enacted, employers … Continue reading

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