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Law In The Workplace

Christmas in July: Avoiding the Grinch

As of that date, if employers are not ready, haven’t revised pay procedures, and put in new accounting processes, well, “TB”—and some might add another letter in there. The “too bad” means that the DOL can, at 12:00 a.m. on 12/01/2016, descend […]

Andrea Johnson

A SLIPPERY AREA FOR EMPLOYERS: “SHOES FOR CREWS”

Mike Logan and Alexandra Easley discuss recent cases concerning the popular “Shoes for Crews” program utilized by many restaurants.  These new cases could have major implications on the use of this program by hospitality companies.  Read the article […]

Michael A. Logan

DOL Publishes Final Overtime Rule

After proposing its Final Rule on July 6, 2015 and receiving over 270,000 comments, the Department of Labor has published the Final Rule implementing significant changes to overtime regulations.  The changes will go into effect December 1, 2016.  Here […]

The Power of Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers

The most significant exposure an employer faces in employment litigation is a class action lawsuit. Whether it is a class asserting claims for discrimination, harassment, or overtime, the potential damages can quickly escalate when there are multiple […]

Can a Blind Person Read Your Website?

Many retailers, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation are familiar with their obligations to provide disabled patrons equal access to their brick-and-mortar places of business.  A lesser known fact is that "places of business" can also […]

THE EEOC ANNOUNCES NEW PAY DATA PROPOSAL AND CREATES MORE BURDENS FOR EMPLOYERS

On January 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced proposed, controversial changes to the pay data currently required to be submitted by large employers (defined as employers with more than 100 employees) and federal […]

OSHA updates for 2016

Two meaningful developments have transpired in the Occupational Safety & Health realm.  First, the fines for violations have been adjusted for inflation and significantly increased.  Second, employers may now report fatalities and other serious […]