Office romance has become quite common in our modern workplace. Although romantic relationships between coworkers may proceed without incident, the complications with office romance may sometimes create legal risks for employers. This is particularly true for...read more
We have had a series of snowstorms across the country and here in Georgia, the snow and resulting icy roads have caused the closing of businesses and schools. As an employer, the question remains: whether you should pay your employees if you close your business due to...read more
Employers have legal and ethical obligations to promote a work environment free from threats and violence. Some situations are beyond employers' control and are simply not preventable. However many situations can be prevented by doing some or all of the following:...read more
November is here, thus the holidays are right around the corner! It is that time again when employers must grapple with the dilemma as to whether to hold a holiday party for their employees. Holiday parties are a legal minefield for employers! It goes without saying...read more
Nationwide Injunction Issued Putting On Hold FLSA Salary Increase Rules – What Does It Mean For Employers?
It seems employers may have received an early holiday present from a judge in Texas. Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas has issued a nationwide injunction stopping the implementation of the new rules applicable to the White Collar Exemptions under the...read more
The U.S. Department of Labor has finally released its final rules on the new requirements for exemption from overtime. The good news is that the new rules will not become effective until December 2016, so you and/or your corporate clients have time to prepare...read more
A federal judge in Indiana dismissed the remaining claims of a lawsuit filed by student athletes, alleging that they were "employees" and therefore entitled to the minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit was initially filed in 2014 by Samantha...read more
While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not explicitly include gender identity in its list of protected bases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), consistent with case law from the Supreme Court and other courts, has interpreted the...read more
Chipotle was recently sued for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The lawsuit seeks recovery under both FCRA and California law. This is one of a number of lawsuits that have been filed recently against employers, serving as a reminder that...read more
The recent Browning-Ferris Industries decision issued on August 27, 2015 by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a critically important decision because it has overturned an over three decades long "joint employer" standard. This case involves Browning-Ferris...read more
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