The energy industry has long been a source of high-skilled and well-paid jobs, many paying six figures per year to employees.
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.
The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division has brought its third criminal antitrust case involving labor markets — this time against a healthcare staffing company and its former manager for allegedly agreeing not to solicit or hire its competitor’s contract nurses and to fix wages for those nurses.
With Uber being the poster child of the gig economy, last week’s decision by the UK Supreme Court inevitably made waves when it dismissed the appeal in Uber v. Aslam and upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers are “workers.” Here’s a quick breakdown of what it all means and how significant it is.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…