Articles Posted in Wage and Hour

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In a 14-3 vote last week, Philadelphia City Council approved sweeping changes to the ways local employers can schedule work, hire new employees, and pay their workers.

It’s kind of a big deal.

And with Mayor Kenney chomping at the bit to sign the legislation, here’s what employers need to know about Philadelphia’s New Fair Workweek rules. Continue reading

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I just finished binging the first season of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix, which was awesome! Set in the 1980s, the show explores the growth of the cartel drug trade in Mexico. During one of the episodes, some of the main drug dealers discuss how it is inevitable that marijuana will become legalized.

And how right they were! Continue reading

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On Tuesday, I wrote about severance agreements. Specifically, I suggested that employers benefit from: (1) drafting easy-to-understand agreements; and (2) giving former employees a reasonable amount of time to read the agreement and decide whether to sign.

Generally, if you check those boxes, you’ve got yourself an enforceable agreement in which the former employee has released all claims.

Well, there may be at least one exception. Continue reading

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