Topic: wage and hour

Change Clothes On Your Own Time, Supreme Court Tells Workers

“[The] U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for the possibility of excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of federal Fair Labor Standards Act ‘hours worked’.” (John Thompson of Fisher & Phillips) Does the Fair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

Do You Have To Pay Employees For A Snow Day?

The forecast for this winter season? Partly cloudy with a chance of snow day… One thing to keep in mind when you consider an office closing: how to pay workers who stay home, writes attorney Charlie Plumb of McAfee & Taft: “When employee hours are reduced due to inclement weather, employers must, at a minimum,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Volcker Rule, Workplace Gossip, Undocumented Workers, Securities Fraud

Happy New Year from JD Supra! Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014. Cyber risk is the “new normal” – and that means companies will have to beef up their insurance coverage… (Alba Alessandro at Hodgson Russ) No gossip in the workplace? No way, says the NLRB… (Renee Phillips and Gary Siniscalco at Orrick)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, Employee Hours, Iran Sanctions, Snowden Revelations

Yes, it’s Monday. Good thing there’s law news (and coffee!): There are seven different bills related to trade secrets currently pending before Congress… (Daniel Corbett and Gabriel Ramsey at Orrick) Here are 2.75 million reasons why you need to be very very careful when rounding employee hours… (Michael Cardman at XpertHR) 2013 has been an… Read more »

California Employers Should Begin to Prepare Now for Minimum Wage Hike

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $9 per hour in July 2014, with a second increase to $10 per hour on January 1, 2016. And there’s no time to waste, writes Gregory Cheng of law firm Ogletree Deakins: “Employers should not… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Payroll Cards, Silica Exposure, Green Chemistry, China Visas

If it’s Tuesday, this must be law news. The JD Supra Corporate Brief, to be precise… Wage-and-hour lawsuits represent 91% of all employment law class actions… (NAVEX Global) Bottom line? Payroll cards are OK unless you require your employees to use them… (Ballard Spahr) OSHA’s proposed rule on silica exposure could have a significant impact… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Performance Evaluations, Mount TCPA, FCPA Investigation, Price Effect

How to save time in the morning? Our suggestions: programmable coffeemaker, all-weather dog door, email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Performance evaluations can be helpful to both employee and employer – if they’re done right… (Spilman) It ain’t over ‘til the loan officers sign… (Ballard Spahr) It’s everything you need to know about… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Technology, FLSA Lawsuits, Proxy Advisors, LIBOR Litigation

The largest farm worker strike in the history of the United States, known as the Salad Bowl strike, was started on August 23, 1970, by César Chavéz. Exporting cyber technology products and services could become more difficult in both the US and Europe… (Sheppard Mullin) It’s a small(er) world, after all… (BakerHostetler) Cybersecurity is an… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Recess Appointments, Chinese Auditors, Meaningful Use, Utility Patents

Don’t forget: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the most important meal of the day (and we won’t say a word if you come back for seconds)! Does this new court of appeals ruling put another nail in the recess-appointed NLRB’s coffin? (KMTG) China just agreed to allow US investigators greater access to work papers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Deals, Section 11 Suits, REIT Conversion Rules, Guilt By Association

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief to get a fresh bouquet of law news in your inbox every weekday. Comcast is not a silver bullet that precludes employee wage-and-hour class actions (Sheppard Mullin) Planning an M&A transaction? You’ll want to read this (King & Spalding) Looks like the Sixth Circuit… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Public Company ESOPs, First Amendment Defense, Patent Law Treaty, Stark Law Enforcement

Can’t decide whether you should wear the black or brown shoes? The JD Supra Corporate Brief goes well with either… Public companies may need to revise their ESOPs to comply with a recent IRS notice (Katten) Is the First Amendment a viable defense for off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals? You might think so six months after… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Voting, Intern Lawsuits, 401(k) Audits, Internal Investigations

Memorial Day: the unofficial start of summer, backyard grilling, lounging at the beach, and more. We hope you had a good holiday. Now get back to work… What’s the going rate for an early look at proxy voting results? (Leonard, Street and Deinard) Former Hearst interns cannot be certified into a class action, but don’t… Read more »

Court Finds See’s Candy Policy of Rounding of Employee Hours Lawful

In late October, employer See’s Candy Shops was handed a sweet victory by the California Court of Appeals in a ruling that validates the company’s practice of rounding employee time entries to the nearest tenth of an hour. From Laura Reathaford of law firm Proskauer: “The Court of Appeal rejected Silva’s contentions and held that… Read more »