By John E. Thompson A reader of our March post relating to unpaid internships at non-profit organizations (see Are Internship Rules Different at … Read more
Are Internship Rules Different at Non-Profits or When Arranged by Schools?
By John E. Thompson Our earlier post on internships (Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Risk?) prompted questions about whether federal Fair Labor Standards … Read more
Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Risk?
By John E. Thompson For awhile now, unpaid internships have been a hot topic under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. We noted some time ago that the … Read more
More Join Labor Department’s Employee “Misclassification” Pact
By John E. Thompson The U.S. Labor Department continues to expand the number of jurisdictions and agencies with which it is collaborating to end what it … Read more
12 Steps to Immigration Compliance in 2012
By Shannon Stevenson Although the presidential candidates will not be delving into all the volatile details of immigration in an election year, employers … Read more
Court Rules That Supervisors May Be Liable For FMLA Violations
By Eric B. Meyer In this case of first impression in the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, which covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey, … Read more
Labor Dept. Proposes Expanded FMLA Rules for Military, Airline Flight Crews
By Eric B. Meyer The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it is issuing proposed rules that would expand military family leave provisions under the … Read more
Are Employers Facing Tougher Regulatory Times This Year?
Are you concerned about the ever-increasing workplace regulatory efforts coming out of Washington? Well, don’t expect that to end anytime soon … Read more
Labor Dept. Aggressively Pushing Initiative-Focused FLSA Enforcement
By John E. Thompson Recent U.S. Department of Labor news releases show something important about its current approach to enforcing the federal Fair Labor … Read more
EEOC Says In Some Cases, Requiring a Diploma May Be Discriminatory
Requiring a high school diploma as a condition of employment for some jobs could land you in trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An … Read more
New Federal Bill Would Broaden the FLSA Computer Exemption
By John E. Thompson A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 1747) would significantly expand the scope of the current exemption for certain computer … Read more
Feds and States Offer a Carrot as They Crack Down on Misclassified Workers
The federal government and several states are joining forces to crackdown on the misclassification of workers. In the last few weeks, the Department of … Read more