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Are your sales employees exempt? DOL provides guidance in three new opinion letters

USA - July 6 2020 The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division recently issued three new opinion letters addressing the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s)…

Amy Harwath, Michael Correll.

California Court of Appeal addresses “unlimited” vacation policies

USA - April 13 2020 California law does not require employers to provide paid vacation. But if a California employer does choose to give paid vacation time, state legal…

Mark Phillips, Michele Haydel Gehrke.

OSHA and state agencies issue COVID-19 guidance: what employers and businesses need to know

USA - March 17 2020 The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and certain state plan safety regulators have issued guidance regarding potential…

Benjamin H. Patton.

Class arbitration requires contractual clarity

USA - April 29 2019 In 2010, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow to class action plaintiffs subject to Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)-covered arbitration…

Michele Haydel Gehrke.

NLRB returns to more employer-friendly independent contractor test

USA - February 4 2019 In a recent decision involving SuperShuttle drivers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) overruled a 2014 decision making it less…

Michele Haydel Gehrke.