Employers using business models or labor arrangements that could result in joint employment should be cautious.
Joint employment is clearly an enforcement priority for the Wage and Hour Division.
HR should alert C-level executives when independent contractor practices run afoul of labor laws.Read More
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have jointly warned employers not to dump high-cost employees from group health plans.Read More
No matter how reasonable or rational you think you are being in classifying employees, a court may second-guess you down the road.Read More
Do not assume that you need not pay overtime to employees who are paid other than hourly.Read More
The FLSA needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from scratch. Otherwise, a confusing system will be left in place that is unfair to both employers and employees.Read More
The Labor Department is watching this issue. These types of claims are increasing, and you take a risk of a retaliation claim if you terminate an employee who reported a workplace injury.Read More
Do you know what to do if a labor union comes knocking at your door? Do you know what you can say to your employees if you hear the whispers of unionization floating through your workplace?Read More
The U.S. Labor Department recently updated its Family and Medical Leave Act policies following the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.Read More