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4 key lessons from Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk

USA - December 17 2014 While helpful to some employers, Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk does not fundamentally change the law of compensable working time. On December...

Nicole R. Vanderlaan Smith, Linda M. Inscoe, Joseph B. Farrell.


Employees may use company email to support unions

USA - December 15 2014 On December 10, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision reversing a 2007 NLRB decision which held that an employer could...

Linda M. Inscoe, Joseph B. Farrell.


Finally, a minimum wage comes to Germany. Are employers ready?

Germany - November 19 2014 21 of the 28 member states of the European Union have minimum wage laws. On 1 January 2015, Germany will become number 22. For the first time in its...

Tobias Leder.


US Supreme Court: severance payments are "wages" for FICA tax purposes

USA - March 28 2014 On March 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., holding...

Rifka M. Singer.


New York City to require most employers to provide paid sick time

USA - August 5 2013 Overriding a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Council, on June 26, 2013, enacted a law which amends the New York City Charter and...

Kevin D. Kay.