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DOL Says Some Gig Economy Workers Are Independent Contractors
In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor explained that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
15 May 2019
The ABC's Of CBD
A majority of states now authorize the use of either medical or recreational marijuana, but it seems like CBD or cannabidiol is garnering as much attention as the stuff that actually causes
United States
14 Mar 2019
NH's Top Court Takes A Stand On Wrongful Demotion
In its first employment decision of 2019, the NH Supreme Court declined to recognize a claim for wrongful demotion under New Hampshire law.
United States
13 Mar 2019
Lactation And The Workplace
Returning to work after giving birth is a major challenge for working moms, including organizing the logistics of lactation while at work.
United States
5 Mar 2019
Trials Of Massachusetts Company Building Keene Hotel Signals Warning To Businesses With Multi-State Workforces
On February 1, 2019 the Keene Sentinel reported that a Massachusetts construction company had been hit with more than $64,000 in fines after an audit conducted by the New Hampshire Department of Labor
United States
12 Feb 2019
Three New Year's Resolutions For Employers
My company's goal for 2019 is to ensure that we are cultivating a positive and productive environment for our workplace. Having never really been systematic in our approach, what are the top things we can focus on?
United States
18 Jan 2019
NYC Mayor Proposes Mandatory Paid Vacation For Private-Sector Workers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a measure, which, if passed, would make the Big Apple the first place in the nation to require private-sector employers to provide paid vacation to employees.
United States
15 Jan 2019
Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Employers From Firing Employees For Off-Duty Marijuana Use
With the first recreational marijuana retail shops now opening in locations throughout Massachusetts
United States
4 Jan 2019
Breastfeeding Case Heads To A New Hampshire Jury
According to a New Hampshire judge, "It is at least a jury question whether as plaintiff alleges, ‘public policy encourages a mother to breastfeed her child, particularly where breastfeeding is imperative for the child's health.'"
United States
20 Dec 2018
Can A Business Operate Legally With Only Exempt Employees? The Employee Classification Corn Maze
Routinely on Linked In and various human resource association list serves, questions pop up which pique the interest of employment law practitioners.
United States
14 Dec 2018
EEOC Announces Judgment On Equal Pay Claim
On October 24, 2018 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Denton County Texas will pay $115,000 to a female physician formerly employed by the county.
United States
15 Nov 2018
The NLRB's New Proposed Rule Seeks To Bring Stability To The Joint Employer Standard Under The National Labor Relations Act
In an important, but expected move, the NLRB has issued a proposed rule revising the legal test that is used to determine whether two employers are considered "joint employers" under the National Labor Relations Act.
United States
6 Nov 2018
On First Anniversary Of #Metoo EEOC Reports An Increase In Sexual Harassment Claims
Have you wondered what has happened with sexual harassment since the advent of the #metoo movement? Or what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (" EEOC") has seen in terms of harassment...
United States
23 Oct 2018
NLRB Reverses Course On Standard For Evaluating Employee Handbook Rules
On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) discarded its longstanding and employee-friendly approach to determining whether a facially neutral employer rule ...
United States
3 Oct 2018
Time To Update Those Background Check Notices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has issued a new notice to be issued by applicants and employees who will be subject to background checks.
United States
27 Sep 2018
Can I Record Conversations At Work?
Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman recently grabbed headlines with her tell-all book about her short tenure in the West Wing.
United States
12 Sep 2018
The Department Of Labor Wants To Hear From Employers About Planned Changes To The Overtime Rules
During the month of September, the Department of Labor will be holding a series of "Listening Sessions" throughout the country in order to hear public comments about planned changes to the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
11 Sep 2018
Omarosa's Secret Workplace Recordings Would Have Been Illegal If They Were Made In Massachusetts
Reality-TV-Star-Turned-White-House-Staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman recently grabbed headlines with her tell-all book about her short but dramatic tenure in the West Wing.
United States
4 Sep 2018
Employees And Their Personnel File Rights
A: Yes. In New Hampshire, upon request, current and former employees are entitled to receive a copy of their personnel file. This request does not have to be in writing.
United States
2 Sep 2018
FLSA Experts, Please Help. Can A Small Biz Have All Exempt Employees?
Perusing LinkedIn, as I often do over morning coffee, I saw this plea on one of the human resources groups I follow.
United States
29 Aug 2018
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