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Is employee “free speech” a constitutional right?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

"Free Speech," or "First Amendment Rights," is a fundamental concept of modern society, but in the employment context, it has its limitations. First


Significant changes to IRS determination letter program
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

On July 21, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service announced significant changes to the determination letter program for qualified retirement plans. The


Do employees have a right under the NLRA to wear shirts that say “inmate” and “prisoner” while working?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

No - a federal appeals court recently rejected the argument that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects an employee who wears a shirt that


DOL issues new guidance regarding independent contractors
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor released new guidance regarding the classification of workers as either independent contractors or


Second Circuit rejects DOL’s 6-factor test for unpaid interns
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 13 2015

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision rejecting the 6-factor test developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to determine


California Labor Commissioner holds that Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 9 2015

A recent decision by the California Labor Commissioner's Office has held that drivers for Uber, the popular online ride-hailing service, are


What employers need to know about the DOL’s new proposed salary basis rules
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 7 2015

On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor published its long-anticipated proposed new rules establishing a significantly higher minimum weekly


Court decertifies FLSA collective action based on alleged meal period violations
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 2 2015

A federal court recently decertified a proposed FLSA collective action based on allegedly uncompensated work performed during meal periods. In


Are male strippers exempt from the FLSA as creative professionals?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

No - the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recently rejected the argument that male strippers qualify as exempt "creative


Does a supervisor’s use of the words “historically” and “old school” prove age discrimination?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

No - the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected a plaintiff's argument that his supervisor's use of the terms "historically" and "old