|Jan. 4, 2016 | www.fisherphillips.com|
If your business is a place of public accommodation, you are probably already familiar with the rules from Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that require you to make services and physical locations accessible to individuals with disabilities. Places of public accommodation include restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, and day care centers, but not private clubs or religious organizations.
In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) published proposed regulations that could alter whether you may or should treat employees as being exempt from the minimum-wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
At the start of 2015, employers across the country were bracing for the National Labor Relations Board’s new “quickie election” rule. We warned that the new procedures would have a significant impact on union-organizing tactics and representation elections because they were designed to not only speed up union elections, but also provide other advantages to a union targeting a facility.