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Do Employees Need to Have Final Hiring and Firing Authority to Qualify for the FLSA’s Executive Exemption?

USA - August 22 2016 Not necessarily - a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates that employees may qualify for the executive exemption under

What is “just cause” termination?

USA - November 6 2013 There are a lot of loose terms in the world of employment law. Terms such as "at-will", "contract", "progressive discipline" and other common terms

The four ways to end a lawsuit

USA - December 5 2011 Litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful

What constitutes an undue hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

USA - December 19 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship

Beware the danger of firing an employee for an allegedly false workers compensation claim

USA - October 1 2013 Many employers have filed a workers compensation claim on behalf of an employee, but nonetheless doubted whether the employee was actually injured or

Do Employees Need to Have Final Hiring and Firing Authority to Qualify for the FLSA’s Executive Exemption?

USA - August 22 2016 Not necessarily - a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates that employees may qualify for the executive exemption under

How To Take Credit For Bonuses and Commissions Under the DOL’s New Salary Basis Rules

USA - August 15 2016 The Department of Labor’s new salary basis rules, which are set to go into effect in December of 2016, permit employers to use bonuses, incentives

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates NFL’s Punishment of Adrian Peterson

USA - August 8 2016 The NFL’s 2014 punishment of Adrian Peterson has been a rollercoaster ride. After a district court vacated the punishment, the Eighth Circuit Court

Can Minneapolis Voters Raise The Minimum Wage By Ballot Initiative?

USA - August 1 2016 No - the Minneapolis City Attorney recently published a legal opinion stating that a ballot initiative cannot be used to enact a new minimum wage in

When is an Employer a “Successor Employer” or a “Perfectly Clear Successor Employer”?

USA - July 25 2016 When an employer purchases another company or facility with a workforce covered by a collective bargaining agreement, it should pay careful attention