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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 19, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Over the last two months, we have seen two new “Joint Employer” rules issued, the first in January, when the Department of Labor issued a new joint employer rule for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases, previously discussed here.

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 10, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

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.

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 20, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last week, the Department of Labor issued a new, final rule defining the test needed to determine joint employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule narrows the factors which…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 21, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Although they are not as common as they once were, employees in many workplaces still expect a bonus at this time of the year, and many employers, hoping to not disappoint, give their employees…

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 10, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

While firefighters and plumbers have long been used to it, more and more office employees are being required to be remain “on-call” outside normal work hours in order to accommodate the business…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 5, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In November 2016, a Texas federal judge enjoined the Obama administration’s regulations that sought to raise the salary-level requirement for white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 26, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When you are an employment lawyer who represents management, most of your clients are businesses that have human resources departments. From time to time, however, I am cornered by friends at ball…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 13, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The battle over the gig economy continues on the West Coast. The Ninth Circuit in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc ., held that the California Supreme Court’s test to determine…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 14, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Ordinarily, you might expect that the business community would get pretty upset by a proposed rule increasing the minimum salary required for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act from…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 19, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Avoiding slipping up on the FLSA’s rules and regulations is notoriously difficult, both for small businesses as well as large companies with sophisticated HR and legal teams. If your business hasn’t…

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 26, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As many employers have learned, the biggest liability in many overtime cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is often not the unpaid overtime or liquidated damages but the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 7, 2019