THE OUTSIDE SALES EXEMPTION TO WAGE-HOUR LAW

Employers and courts have been busy in recent years shaping wage-hour laws that were long dormant. The applicability of several, limited “exemptions” to the rules that entitle employees to minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour protections has...

EMPLOYEES AS CAREGIVERS

An employer is looking to fill a vacant position. It has narrowed its applicant search to two female candidates. Both applicants appear equally qualified for the job, possessing similar academic credentials, work experience and skills. However, during the interviews,...

KEEPING UP WITH WAGE-HOUR LAW IS HARD LABOR

The wage and hour area of employment law has been especially volatile recently. What employment lawyers thought was safe advice may be rendered stale by a new court opinion, law, regulation or opinion letter. The courts of appeal in recent weeks have issued opinions...

WORKPLACE IMPLICATIONS OF THE DODD-FRANK ACT

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4173 — better known as the Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”). The stated purpose of the new law is: To promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency...

RETALIATION CLAIMS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

The law regarding retaliation in the workplace has expanded rapidly in several respects during the last few years. The United States Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, discussed below, demonstrates how far the...
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