Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Five employment case law trends in the US and what they mean

Some federal case law to keep tabs which will have impact on employment law. Here are the key areas pulled from this article: Adverse employment actions; Pretext; Race and national origin discrimination; Religious discrimination; Gender discrimination

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Employment law in the age of the #metoo Movement

This is a podcast that is worth checking out on the recent #metoo movement and the implications of sexual abuse in the workplace.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Canada legalizes marijuana - US next

Canada has legalized marijuana, becoming the 2nd country to do so. With the realization about the war on drugs as a farce,Figure out ways to not only squash the illicit sale of drugs, but also increase the tax base. America's not far behind although the road to legalization is complex with the relationship between the state and federal governments. What we do know, however, is that employers will know need to think about ways to address the use of marijuana in the workplace. Policies need to be in place in order to address this impending shift in culture. For one, employers should approach the issue as they would abuse of opioids, prescription medication, or alcohol. Also, employers will have to create policy based on their particular region.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Car Dealership Service Advisors Exempt From Federal Overtime Requirements

The United States Supreme Court ruled for the second time in as many years that service advisors are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime-compensation requirements.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 52Stat. 1060, as amended, 29 U. S. C. §201 et seq., requires employers to pay overtime compensation to covered employees. The FLSA exempts from the overtime-pay requirement “any salesman, partsman, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles” at a covered dealership. §213(b)(10)(A). We granted certiorari to decide whether this exemption applies to service advisors—employees at car dealerships who consult with customers about their servicing needs and sell them servicing solutions. We conclude that service advisors are exempt.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Employment Related Laws Updating in 2018 for California

Some new changes to employment laws will force business to make changes in California in 2018. The changes include shifts to criminal history, salary history, parental leave, and immigration. More here:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Top Labor Law Stories from US in September

  1. SCOTUS Appears Ready To Deal Devastating Blow To Public Unions
  2. What Does DACA Rescission Mean For Employers?
  3. President Trump Revises Travel Ban A Third Time
  4. Hurricane Irma Slams Florida, Leaving Employers With Many Questions In Its Wake
  5. Workers File Equal Pay Class Action Lawsuit Against Google
  6. Trial Against Gig Economy Classification System Wraps Up
  7. Fisher Phillips Offers Comments To Labor Department On Exemption Rules
  8. Judge OK’s $8.75 Million Postmates Misclassification Settlement
  9. Education Secretary Rescinds Obama-Era Campus Sexual Assault Guidance
  10. USDOL Drops Appeal In Overtime Rule Case

Monday, October 2, 2017

SCOTUS Revisiting Public Unions

SCOTUS is set to take on the the labor unions,
In a move that must have labor unions across the country trembling with fear, the Supreme Court announced that it will once again take up the issue of whether public sector agency shop fee arrangements are prohibited by the First Amendment. If the Court rules as expected and strikes down these common arrangements, it would be a big blow to the influence that labor has across the country (Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31).
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