Mechanic Not Entitled to Overtime Pay Under FLSA

​Takeaway: An employee who repaired hydraulic cranes that were permanently affixed to trucks and could travel on highways was exempt from the FLSA’s overtime compensation requirements because he was a mechanic under... Read more »

Suspicious Timing of Firing Restores Employee’s Retaliation Claim

​Takeaway: Suspicious timing between a protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a materially adverse action may help support a retaliation claim. Courts often look at... Read more »

Legislators Disagree on Proposed Labor Reforms

​Congressional lawmakers recently debated the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB)’s policy choices and contrasting legislative proposals that would impact employees’ union rights. At a May 23 hearing with the U.S. House Committee... Read more »

Minnesota Passes Sick and Safe Leave Law

​Minnesota will soon join the ranks of states with state-wide earned paid sick and safe leave requirements.  The Minnesota legislature passed the Earned Sick and Safe Leave law (ESSL), and Gov. Tim... Read more »

New Guidance Explains Requirements of the PUMP Act

​New guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) answers some questions employers might have about complying with break time and space requirements under the federal Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing... Read more »

Voting and Sick Leave for Georgia Employees

​A new Georgia law, Senate Bill 129, will provide employees time off to advance vote in primaries and elections. It will take effect on July 1. This new measure amends existing law... Read more »

Minnesota Poised to Ban Noncompete Agreements

​Minnesota is close to enacting a near-total ban on the use of covenants not to compete. The Minnesota Legislature released a conference committee report on the bill (MN SF 3035), which reflects... Read more »

Walkout Planned at Amazon over Return to Office, Layoffs

​Amazon workers informed that they must report to Amazon on a hybrid schedule are planning a walkout with their colleagues starting at lunch May 31 to protest the company’s onsite requirement and... Read more »

California Advances Indoor Heat Illness Standard

​On May 19 in San Diego, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) received public comment regarding the proposed Indoor Heat Standard. The board took public comments and discussed the... Read more »

More Post-Accident Drug Tests Coming Back Positive for Marijuana

​Employers are discovering more marijuana use in drug tests after workplace accidents, according to new research from Quest Diagnostics. The number of drug tests performed after an accident that came up positive... Read more »
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