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  • DOL Issues Opinion Letters on Rest Breaks, Travel Time and Garnishments

    Date:
    April 17, 2018

    The US Department of Labor opined about how to ascertain travel time by employees without regular working hours, whether frequent rest breaks required by a "serious health condition" are compensable, and which types of lump-sum payments are "earnings" subject to garnishment limits.

  • New Jersey Bans Breastfeeding Discrimination

    Date:
    January 22, 2018

    New Jersey has enacted a law to protect breastfeeding mothers from discrimination at work that goes beyond federal protections. However, the law permits an exception if an employer can show that providing an accommodation would pose an undue hardship.

  • New York City Fleshes Out Predictable Scheduling Law

    Date:
    October 31, 2017

    New York City has issued proposed rules that define several key terms and provide further details about the requirements of the Fair Work Practices Law (also known as the Fair Workweek Law).

  • Department of Labor Plans to Revive Opinion Letters

    Date:
    July 5, 2017

    The Department of Labor will return to issuing opinion letters in response to employers' questions, a move that North Carolina employment attorney Robin Shea calls "very good news for employers."

  • New York City to Regulate Fast Food, Retail Employee Scheduling

    Date:
    June 23, 2017

    Effective November 26, 2017, New York City will require fast food employers to provide advance notice of work schedules to employees and to pay a schedule change premium if hours are changed after required notices, among other things.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    Date:
    February 10, 2017

    The US Supreme Court will wait to hear a trio of mandatory arbitration cases involving class action waivers in employment until its next term, which does not begin until October. The delay makes it more likely that Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, if confirmed, will be in a position to cast a possible decisive vote.

  • Cost of Violating FLSA, FMLA, Other Laws Just Rose

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that increases penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

  • California Employer Gets Landmark Criminal Conviction For Wage Theft

    Date:
    December 15, 2016

    In a landmark California case, a San Diego restaurant owner has been sentenced to two years in jail for promising wages to immigrant workers but paying them only in tips. This marks the first criminal conviction under the state's toughened wage theft law.

  • Bookkeeper's Miscalculations May Not Excuse Failure to Pay Overtime, 6th Cir. Rules

    Date:
    May 27, 2016

    In Craig v. Bridges Bros. Trucking LLC, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals joined three other circuits in ruling that an employer has an obligation to exercise reasonable diligence to find out whether its employees are working more than 40 hours in a workweek.

  • Rounding Employees' Start and Stop Times Need Not Average Out Exactly, 9th Circuit Rules

    Date:
    May 6, 2016

    In Corbin v. Time Warner, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a neutral rounding policy will not violate the FLSA even if every employee does not always gain or break even over every pay period.

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