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New Jersey Court Ruling Raises Price Of Employment Discrimination
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

On September 19, 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a jury’s award of $1.4 million in emotional distress damages to two Hispanic brothers who


NLRB Grad Student Decision Extends Beyond Unionization
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

In a landmark case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that Columbia University teaching and research assistants (and those at


Seattle City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Law
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

In keeping with its goal of pioneering workers’ rights, Seattle’s City Council passed its controversial Secure Scheduling Ordinance on September 19


Paid Sick Leave Comes To Morristown
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

On September 13, 2016, the Morristown Town Council passed Ordinance No. 35-2016, which will soon require all private employers in Morristown to


2017 "Contractor Minimum Wage" Rate Released
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 20 2016

The U.S. Labor Department has published the 2017 wage-rate floor required by President Obama's "Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors"


FLSA "White Collar" Exemption Changes Challenged
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 20 2016

Twenty-one states are challenging the U.S. Labor Department in court in an effort to stop or delay the impending increases to the dollar-amount


Agree or Somewhat Likely to Agree - the Pros and Cons of Employee Feedback Surveys
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

Employee engagement is a vital component to any business. Having your employees focused on the strategic aims of your company, and not distracted by


OSHA Makes it Harder to Settle Whistleblower Claims
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

As you may or may not know, OSHA administers the whistleblower portions of about 22 federal statutes. Similar to the recent information from the SEC


Whom Does USDOL's Salary Increase Not Affect?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

There appears to be some continuing misunderstanding about exactly which exempt employees might be affected by the December 1 increase in the minimum


California Agricultural Industry Wage Pains Not Just A Phase
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 13 2016

On September 12, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural Workers Act of 2016 (AB 1066) into law, providing more