The collective sobbing you may have recently heard from the west coast of the United States was that of California employers in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s September 10, 2014 signing of AB 1522 – California’s new paid sick leave law called the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
Picture this: you’re enjoying a lovely evening with friends inside a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Brooklyn. As the evening is winding down, the clouds open up and give way to a torrential down-pour.
Yesterday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to curb what the Senator believes to be the Board’s “partisan” activities.
I know that the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) were intended to expand coverage of the Act, but sometimes I think the extent of the expansion is just ridiculous.
Whenever I see the names of the Iqbal and Twombly pleading cases, I can’t help but feel that the names were clipped from lost lines of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky poem, perhaps as something similar to “Iqbal were the Civil Rules, and Twombly they did reign.”
The number of employment discrimination charges is plunging in the UK, we noted the other day: new Ministry of Justice second quarter 2014 statistics for employment tribunals “show an overall drop in claims of 71% compared with the same period last year.
We’re Talking About Practice: Court Finds Document-Reviewing Temp Attorney is Engaged in Practice of Law and Therefore Exempt
On Monday, a federal judge in New York dismissed a proposed FLSA collective action filed by an hourly temp attorney on the grounds that the temp was exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.
Court of Appeal Decision Indicates MOU Language Providing for On-Duty Meal Periods for Commercial Drivers May Protect Against Penalties for Interrupted Lunch
A recent decision of the California Court of Appeal clarifies that agencies that employ commercial drivers, such as bus drivers, paratransit bus drivers and sanitation truck drivers can protect themselves from meal time penalties by providing for meal periods in their collective bargaining agreements – even if these are “on duty” meal periods.
In the current “war for talents” that German employers increasingly have to fight, a good work-life balance is an important requirement for most job applicants. But it is an equally valuable selling point for employers in order to retain their current employees!
The saying goes that “Cash is King.” However, entrepreneurs often quickly learn (sometimes in painful ways) that it is Cash Flow that is really King.