This opinion piece was originally posted July 18, 2016, by the Alliance for Food and Farming.
Employers are once again put on notice that missteps in drafting employee handbooks and other HR policies will be targeted as unfair labor practices where they come within an area code of compromising employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Is Proposed Legislation Likely to Slow the Implementation of the New Overtime Regulations? Probably Not.
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication its final rule updating its existing overtime regulations.
The City of Los Angeles is not making it easy for employers operating within city limits.
Employers (hopefully) know that you can’t fire someone based on a legally protected personal characteristic, like race, sex, religion, age or disability (among many other things).
You may have seen a headline or two last week stating that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may delay MACRA’s effective date. However, the agency has not announced any such delay. Instead, CMS’ top official indicated the agency is considering some adjustments to the initial performance period.
With the Republican National Convention wrapping up this week, political conversation is assuredly becoming a more common occurrence in workplaces around the country.
Many employers, particularly in the hospitality industry, pay tipped employees less than the minimum wage.
Caught in the Cross-Fire: Student Loan Lenders and Servicers’ Risks in the Bankruptcy Fight Over College Tuition Clawbacks
Many parents hope to fund, in some part, their children’s college educations, and the federal government has created a system of incentives, including tax advantaged 529 plans, to support that expectation.
The Canadian performance rights society SOCAN (essentially the Canadian version of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) has announced the purchase of Audiam, a private company that specialized in representing composers trying to maximize their music rights collections – both for performance rights and mechanical royalties – worldwide.