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The energy industry has long been a source of high-skilled and well-paid jobs, many paying six figures per year to employees.

September 14, 2021
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At the end of July, the Biden administration’s Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule, effective September 28, 2021, that will rescind the Trump administration’s “Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act” rule, first published in January 2020.

August 13, 2021
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The Trump administration’s Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (the “WHD”) published its final independent contractor rule on January 7, 2021, with a related effective date of March 8.

January 28, 2021
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As many readers of this blog know, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employees to sue for overtime and minimum wage violations on behalf of themselves and those “similarly situated” in a “collective action.”

January 22, 2021
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The ramifications of the US elections will continue to play out over the coming weeks and months, but the passage of Proposition 22 in California is a clear electoral consequence in the field of employment law.

November 6, 2020
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On September 22, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long anticipated rule for evaluating independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which provides a simpler framework for how businesses can lawfully classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

September 24, 2020
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Earlier in 2020, we discussed the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) four-factor test for determining whether an entity could be considered a “joint employer” of an individual even if it is not the entity that payrolls that individual.

September 16, 2020
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As the consequences of COVID-19 and the economic downturn are being more widely felt, employers are increasingly forced to confront tough choices with respect to reduced schedules, employee furloughs and reductions in force.

March 19, 2020
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On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the “Phase Two” coronavirus relief bill. Known as the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” it was passed by the House of Representatives early Saturday morning, March 14.  President Trump signed it Wednesday evening.

March 19, 2020
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Although the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) within most U.S. workplaces is uncertain, employers should still review their emergency preparedness plans in response to the potential threat. “Now is the time for employers to evaluate emergency procedures and consider employment-related obligations that may arise in the event that a worker becomes ill,”…

March 11, 2020
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Have you ever considered the possibility that you might be the next person your contract attorney sues? As frightening as that sounds, that’s exactly what happened in the bizarre dispute leading up to a recent Fifth Circuit  decision, Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C.

February 20, 2020
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A once niche approach to investing has gone increasingly mainstream: Many investors are weighing environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as they evaluate public companies. They’re mindful of the reputational and fiscal risks facing businesses that run afoul of modern regulations and ethical standards. But while widespread investor interest in ESG is a relatively recent…

January 16, 2019