A short business week was punctuated with a concession by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will not to appeal an adverse decision, while litigation against a related SEC rule may speed up.
The financial regulatory agency FINRA disciplines stock brokers and financial advisors who are associated with its members. A FINRA investigation can culminate in an “on-the-record” interview, or OTR, also referred to as a deposition.
New Jersey has enacted restrictions on the ability of employers to access employees’ social media accounts, becoming the twelfth state to enact such legislation. More than 30 state legislatures have considered bills on the topic in 2013, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
As the school year begins again, it is a great time for hoteliers to think about their unpaid internship programs. Unpaid internships can be great symbiotic relationships.College students or individuals trying out new fields are willing to work for free in exchange for real-life work experience and something to add to their resumes. However before accepting free labor, employers must be aware of the potential consequences of this relationship and take steps to ensure their internship program complies with the law.
While the now familiar two-step process for determining certification of FLSA collective actions may have been introduced based on valid concerns, it is increasingly vexing for employers in cases where they have either done nothing wrong or in cases that even on inspection are unlikely to survive conditional certification.