You’ve no doubt heard lots about how the U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on independent contractors.
In In Re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation, Case No. 13-3264 (7th Cir. Aug. 20, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a fee award to class counsel in a class action that resulted in a “coupon settlement” – a settlement in which the defendant agrees to issue coupons to the class members.
Requiring an Employee to Return from FMLA Leave “Without Restrictions” Or “Fully Healed” Is Playing with Fire
Do you know what happens when you maintain a policy or practice that requires an employee to return to work without restrictions or “100% healed”? You pay. A lot.
Medicare is now in its third year of testing their “Independent at Home” project, which was created by the Affordable Care Act.
Compliance with the Family & Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act continues to cause issues for even the most experienced workplace professionals.
In a much-anticipated decision inspiring countless football-themed puns, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) declined to assert its jurisdiction over the effort to unionize by Northwestern University’s scholarship football players.
We’re all busy and regardless of your industry, those responsible for hiring our workforce are pulled in many different ways and have to keep abreast of countless local, state and federal workplace related laws and regulations.
Wage and hour issues are on the rise in every industry, and tech is no exception.
On August 18, the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle allegations that it had violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by providing internships to family members of foreign officials affiliated with a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund the bank sought to manage.
If you groaned when you saw the words “litigation hold,” then you are in good company.