Articles Posted in Wage and Hour

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Photo By: Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec (https://www.jble.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001874058/)

I feel like worker misclassification has been an issue that’s been flying under the radar for the last year or so, especially as it relates to independent contractors. Continue reading

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My thorough rundown of all things Bryan Colangelo will have to wait until next week when I serve as a guest contributor to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Today, however, I’ve got your hook up! Continue reading

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The session, entitled “Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable,” features an all-star panel of lawyers* and will explore each federal agency’s current compliance environment, enforcement priorities, practical guidelines for navigating difficult compliance issues and best practices. Continue reading

Generally, if a wage and hour dispute arises in the workplace, the parties need approval from either the U.S. Department of Labor or a federal court to resolve claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

When parties agree to resolve these claims as part of litigation, two things often happen:

  1. A court must approve the settlement; and
  2. The settlement agreement becomes public; i.e., no confidentiality.

Recently, Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. and the other parties to an FLSA action requested that a New York federal court relax the publicity rules by creating a “celebrity exception.”

Oh, you don’t know Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.?

That’s Busta Rhymes!

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We’re gonna try a new feature here at The Employer Handbook.

It’s where I take a new U.S. Department of Labor Opinion Letter and tweak it as if someone is asking me for my opinion on the precise legal issue on which the DOL is being asked to opine, but with slightly different facts.

It can’t miss. Continue reading

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Yes, those are two of my children. (Not pictured: “Dad of the Year” Trophy)

A little over two years ago, I blogged here about how the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act may impact your business if it closes for a day due to inclement weather. Now that I work “in the cloud,” this doesn’t impact me. Heck, I’m probably three Starbucks Flat Whites in by the time you’re reading this.

And thank god for the blazing-fast wi-fi here. I can’t get over the clarity on the live feed of my kids shoveling the driveway. With the extra muscles and endurance they’ve added in the past few years, if I don’t see pavement by the time I get home…

Anyway, here’s the blog post. Continue reading

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”