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Managing the Modern Workplace
V&E International Labor & Employment Resources

  • 19
  • April
  • 2016


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Who Is in Charge Around Here Anyway?

Many employees try to motivate their employees by giving them greater authority in the workplace. These employers often use a team approach and give the employees titles such as leads or team leaders. These efforts can pay real dividends in workforce management, but when they are reviewed under a 1930’s law called the National Labor Relations Act, determining whether these employees are also supervisors becomes an important but difficult issue.

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What's Good for Employees May Also be Good for Independent Contractors

The recent settlement proposal submitted to the court in the Lyft independent contractor case has a number of curious elements to it. However, a more important lesson from the Lyft situation when compared to Uber and its independent contractor litigation is found in comments by the attorney for the drivers suing Lyft.

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Choice of Law Provisions May Not Save Non-Compete Provisions from Unfavorable State Law

Don’t make the mistake of assuming what the employment contract says on this topic settles this question. States in the U.S. and countries around the world have policies near to their hearts that may result in an override of the choice of law provision in your employment contracts. This means that the laws of different states and countries may apply to some but not all of the terms of the contract.

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  • 18
  • February
  • 2016

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Avoiding Employment Litigation Can Be as Simple as a Job Posting

Posting job openings and writing job descriptions may seem awfully old school but they can save some problems in communications and legal compliance. From a common sense perspective, they ensure that employees know what their job duties are, supervisors know what their subordinates’ qualifications and responsibilities are, and applicants know what a position they may be interested in requires.

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