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Another Federal Appeals Court Rejects Workplace Recording Bans
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 18 2017

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently became the second federal appeals court this year to hold that an employer’s rule prohibiting recording in


Oregon Employers Face Significant New Workplace Laws
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

There’s good news for Oregon employers about the recently concluded 2017 legislative session: unlike years past, there were only a very small number


Could A Proposed Federal Law Solve The Misclassification Riddle?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

For years, businesses have struggled with properly identifying workers as either independent contractors or W-2 employees. The hundreds of thousands


Total Eclipse At The Job: You Need This Advice More Than Ever
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

Next week, many Americans will witness a truly astronomical phenomenon: a total solar eclipse will sweep across the country on Monday, August 21


Top Ten List - Track These 10 Important Employment Bills as the California Legislative Year Comes to a Close
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

When the Legislature reconvenes from its summer recess on August 21, it will have only a few short weeks to finish work on legislation for this year


The Sharing Economy and Discrimination: Part Deux
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 8 2017

In a follow-up to our discussion earlier this summer regarding discrimination and the sharing economy, the California Department of Fair Employment


Is My Noncompete With an Independent Contractor Enforceable?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

The Eight Circuit recently addressed this question in Ag Spectrum Co. v. Elder, Case No. 16-3113 (8th Cir. August 2, 2017). In that case, Ag Spectrum


IT Companies and the Uber-ization of the Workforce
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

With the rise of the gig economy, IT companies are taking the approach many employers in the gig economy have taken in structuring their workforce


Court Ruling Means We’re One Step Closer To A Unionized Gig Economy
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

The battle over organizing workers in the on-demand economy continues to heat up. Yesterday, a federal court in Washington dismissed a lawsuit filed


Possible October Oral Arguments In Exemption Appeal
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has "tentatively" scheduled oral arguments for the week of October 2, 2017 regarding the U.S. Department of