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Webinar: What’s Next for FLSA Compliance: Proven Strategies to Minimize Risk

Event, August 25, 2 p.m. EDT
HR Daily Advisor will present a complimentary webinar discussing what the overtime changes mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor FLSA mean for employers and recommend strategies for meeting these new challenges.

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Companies Can’t Contract Around WARN Act Sale of Business Exception

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Parties to a corporate transaction should be aware that WARN liabilities are governed by statute, and the implications of WARN obligations and the sale of business provision of WARN must be carefully evaluated, according to Epstein Becker & Green.

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Wearable Technology That Monitors Workers Could Lead to Legal Problems for Employers

Wearable Technology That Monitors Workers Could Lead to Legal Problems for Employers

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Some labor lawyers are concerned about unintended legal consequences of the use of wearable electronic monitoring devices in the workplace.

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NY Attorney General Sends a Message: Re-Think Non-Compete Agreements

NY Attorney General Sends a Message: Re-Think Non-Compete Agreements

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Barbara E. Hoey and Dustin E. Stark of Kelley Drye’s Labor and Employment group have a warning for New York employers – your non-compete agreements may be under attack.

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Employee Pay and the Bankruptcy Stay – Potential Pitfalls for Employers

Employee Pay and the Bankruptcy Stay – Potential Pitfalls for Employers

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Businesses need to have written protocols in place to deal with bankruptcy filings by their employees and independent contractors, or they risk serious sanctions and, potentially, punitive damages for violations of the bankruptcy laws, according to a report in Hunton & Williams’ Employment & Labor Law Perspectives blog.

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Foley Adds Labor & Employment Group in Boston

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James Nicholas and Donald Schroeder joined the firm’s Boston office as partners in the Labor & Employment Practice. In addition, Jill Collins joined Foley as an associate in Washington, D.C. and Erin Horton as an associate in the Boston office.

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FedEx Agrees to $240 Million Settlement With Drivers in 20 States

FedEx Agrees to $240 Million Settlement With Drivers in 20 States

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FedEx Ground Package System Inc. has agreed to pay drivers in 20 states $240 million to settle lawsuits claiming the second-largest U.S. parcel delivery company misclassified them as independent contractors, it said on Thursday, according to a Reuters report.

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Computer Use Policies – Are Your Company’s Illegal According to the NLRB?

Computer Use Policies – Are Your Company’s Illegal According to the NLRB?

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The National Labor Relations Board has continued its assault on businesses and their ability to legitimately protect their computer systems and information against unauthorized non-business use by employees, writes Shawn E. Tuma, in Cybersecurity Business Law.

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Wal-Mart Wage Hike to $15 an Hour Would Cost It $4.95 Billion, Study Says

Wal-Mart Wage Hike to $15 an Hour Would Cost It $4.95 Billion, Study Says

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Labor groups have been demanding a $15 minimum wage for the company’s workers, and the “Fight for Fifteen” movement has been a topic of discussion during the U.S. presidential campaign, reports Reuters.

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America’s Top CEOs Pocket 340 Times More Than Average Workers

America’s Top CEOs Pocket 340 Times More Than Average Workers

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The top 500 chief executive officers in American companies earned 340 times the average worker’s wage last year, taking home $12.4m on average, according to an analysis by the AFL-CIO, reports The Guardian.

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$100M Uber Settlement Attacked By Drivers Saying Lawyer Sold Out

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The lawyer who struck a $100 million deal with Uber Technologies Inc. is being accused of greed by some of the drivers covered by the accord who want her bumped, reports Bloomberg News.

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McDonald’s Under Fire for Labor Violations in Landmark Joint Employer Case

McDonald’s Under Fire for Labor Violations in Landmark Joint Employer Case

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A decision from the NLRB that McDonald’s is a joint employer would open the door for a union formed by workers at franchised stores to bring the parent company to the bargaining table and set a precedent for other fast-food franchises.

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Understanding the DOL’s Proposed Regulations on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Understanding the DOL’s Proposed Regulations on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

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Contractors who disregard the new requirements beginning in 2017 can be subject to debarment, among other penalties, so it is important that contractors understand the proposed rules and plan to ensure compliance.

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Akerman Names Eric Gordon Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair

Akerman Names Eric Gordon Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair

NEWS
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, has announced Eric Gordon has assumed the role of Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair.

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Bankruptcy Law ‘Trumps’ the National Labor Relations Act in Casino Reorganization Case

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The Third U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled that federal bankruptcy courts may extinguish a Chapter 11 employer’s obligations under an expired collective bargaining agreement pursuant to Section 1113 of the Bankruptcy Code where such relief is necessary to permit reorganization.

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10 Common Mistakes U.S. Employers Make When Trying to Comply With Employment Laws

10 Common Mistakes U.S. Employers Make When Trying to Comply With Employment Laws

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Many employers think they understand employment laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act, only to find out – after costly litigation – that they were just plain wrong.

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NLRB Files Brief Supporting Unions’ Suit, Calling County Right-to-Work Laws Preempted

NEWS
Board urges court to invalidate a county ordinance that prohibits the use of union-security provisions in collective bargaining agreements.

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NLRB Issues Guidance Memo on Representation Case Procedure Changes

NLRB Issues Guidance Memo on Representation Case Procedure Changes

NEWS
The GC’s guidance covers how representation cases will be processed from beginning to end, incorporating both the Final Rule changes and the procedures that remain unchanged.

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HR & Compliance Web Summit

On-Demand
An all-day webinar presented by Paycor — and now offered on-demand — features a series of one-hour sessions focused on the topics that are most relevant to today’s business leaders, from the Affordable Care Act to employee engagement and retention. The series consists of six separate webcasts that can be viewed individually.

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Drones in the Workplace are Coming

Drones in the Workplace are Coming

White Paper
People are not paying serious attention to the problem of drones in the workplace yet, if they are paying any attention at all. That needs to change, says Robert E. Goodman Jr.

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