The United States Department of Labor today released new regulations that dramatically change the existing rules on when two businesses are “joint employers” under federal wage and hour laws.
It’s been a long while since this blog went into the toilet. But in this Employment Law Checklist Project, there are two employment laws we need to tackle together that highlight the very specific nature of some laws and how they remain on the books.
Yes, I’m talking about the two employment laws that require…
With Independence Day nearly upon us (and with many offices on skeleton crews this week), I thought I would take a very brief look back at a case that has particular relevance to the Grand Old Flag and displays of patriotism in the workplace.
If you’ve never read about Cotto v. United Technologies Corp.,…
In the last few months, I’ve had some inquiries from employers asking about resources for layoffs.
Everyone remembers the layoffs of the recession, right?
Actually no, as it turns out.
In the ten years since the last great round of layoffs, there is a big group of new managers, directors, human resource personnel, lawyers…
If you ever read the state labor laws (wait, you haven’t?), you sometimes come across provisions that seem like they were written for another generation.
And indeed, they were.
Take, for example, Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-23. It prohibits children under the age of 16 from working in the “manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile or theatrical industry”.…
Over the last several months, I’ve been asked to do far more sexual harassment prevention trainings than typical and the issue of profanity in the workplace has popped up.
No doubt that much of this is due to the recent spate of cases of very public sexual harassment and assault cases (Thank You Matt…
Do you remember your first day at work?
I’m not just talking about a new job.
I mean your first day EVER at a workplace.
For my oldest daughter, today is that day.
She starts as an intern at a local manufacturer of “Highly Complex Machined Parts and Precision Cams for Aerospace, Medical and Commercial…