U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reportedly has said that the Division is “looking very actively at” the question of whether workers should be legally entitled to “predictable scheduling.”
Mike Abcarian’s article “DOL Will Be Targeting Texas Hospitality Industry in FY 2015” was featured in the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association’s newsletter on January 30, 2015.
In the article "Three Ways the Super Bowl Can Get You Fired" featured in the Phoenix Business Journal, Shayna Balch provides tips on how employers and employees can happily coexist during Super Bowl season.
Very soon, game-changing rules regarding who qualifies for the so-called white collar exemptions from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act will be issued for public review and comment by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division.
Rick Grimaldi and Lori Halber’s article “Student Athletes are Students - Not Employees” was featured in Region’s Business on January 26, 2015.
In the article "Illinois’ Historic New Retirement Savings Law” featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Joel Rice examines the guidelines of the Secure Choice Savings Program.
Shayna Balch's article "Wearable Technology in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Consider" was featured on the Phoenix Business Journal.
Employers working for foreign-based automotive manufacturers in the 13 right-to-work states throughout the South should consider preparing for what may become a protracted battle over industry unionization.
In the article "Is it Too Little, Too Late for Multiemployer Pension Reform? which was featured in Inside Counsel, Bob Christenson provides a brief overview of the history of Multiemployer pension plans and examines the new changes to the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.
Chris Boman and Boris Sorsher's article “Employee or Independent Contractor: Why It Matters?” was featured in HVACR Business magazine on January 15, 2015.
Candice Pinares-Baez discusses how the Supreme Court’s decision denying wages for employee security screening has impacted the restaurant industry in her article "Should Employees Be Compensated for Time Being Screened for Theft?" featured in FSR magazine.
Shayna Balch provides employers and employees with a number of proactive measures they can use to keep workplace violence at bay in her article "Workplace Violence: 5 Steps to Keep Your Employees Safe" featured in the Phoenix Business Journal.
Mason Alexander’s article “Take Stock of Employee Classification for Smooth Year Ahead” was featured in the January issue of The Retailer.
In a stunning and far-reaching decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened the door to union organizing among faculty at thousands of private-sector institutions, both secular and religious.
In the article, David Monk provides employers with five tips on what to do if the flu invades your workforce.
Ask nearly any leader in the hotel industry and/or their HR manager for the definition of a “hostile work environment,” and they will have a pretty solid answer. That’s because many of them have had to handle employee claims for illegal harassment. Further, these leaders, for the most part, have dealt with such employee issues as inappropriate conduct that have the potential to become a lawsuit.
Shayna Balch provides employers with her top predictions for labor law issues that will play a vital role in the hospitality industry in 2015.
Mike Abcarian’s article “Watershed NLRB Ruling Allows Employees to Use Employer Email for Union-Related Communications” was featured in Texas Lawyer on December 31, 2014.
Whitney Selert’s article “OSHA Regulations Revised on Reporting Injuries, Fatalities” was featured in Pahrump Valley Times on December 24, 2014.
Lonnie Giamela and John Mavros' article “Avoiding Liability for Retaliation Claims” was featured in Hotel Executive on December 20, 2014.
Andria Ryan’s article “How To Prevent, Handle Employee Theft” was featured in Hotel News Now on December 19, 2014.
Last week’s NLRB Purple Communications decision about employee emails combine with the announcement by the National Labor Relations Board of the so-called “quickie elections” process, is going to stir up employers.
Andria Ryan’s article “Employee Theft – Protecting More Than Property” was featured on Hotel Executive on December 15, 2014.
Rick Grimaldi and Lori Halber’s article “The Year Ahead May be a Bumpy One for Employers” was featured in Region’s Business on December 15, 2014.
Tracy Moon’s article “The New Frontier: Preparing for the Surge of Wearable Technology in the Workplace” was featured in EHSToday on December 12, 2014.
Josh Viau’s article “The Double Edged Sword of Severance Agreements” was featured on HR.BLR.com on December 11, 2014.
Andria Ryan’s article “What to Do About ‘Ban the Box’” was featured on The Fordyce Letter on December 11, 2014.
Lurking among the numerous considerations raised by President Obama’s “immigration accountability” initiative are the prospects that this action will result in more allegations by or on behalf of the affected individuals that they have not been paid in compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Michael Mitchell’s article “Labor Lawyers: Let Professionals Serve Booze, Nix Mistletoe at Holiday Parties” was featured in Progressive Law Practice on December 9, 2014.
Myra Creighton’s article “Jerk Isn’t Disabled: However, Can They be Lawfully Terminated?” was featured in Legal and Compliance Excellence Magazine on December 9, 2014.
Usama Kahf and Brent Cossrow’s article “Texting and Using Personal Devices for Business” was featured in the Dec/Jan 2015 issue of Today's Corporate Counsel.
Danielle Urban’s article “U.S. Drug-Testing Rules Do Not Translate Overseas” was featured on SHRM Online on December 8, 2014.
David Monk’s article “Top 10 Ways to Hold a Company Party — Without Getting Sued” was featured in Times of San Diego on December 4, 2014.
Rich Meneghello’s article “OP-ED: Should Businesses Beware of Service Dogs?” was featured in DJC Oregon on December 3, 2014.
Candice Pinares-Baez’s article “Buckle Up! Navigating the Legal Issues for Field Trips” was featured in The Edvocate on December 2, 2014.
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We are again running a Biggest Loser Contest among our 31 offices and will award prizes, beginning at $1,000, to individuals who lose the most weight.
Darin Mackender’s article “Five Tips To Excel As A New Laywer” was featured in Law Week Colorado on November 24, 2014.