Jun 15, 2013

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The legal rationale for paying interns
Raw Story
The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, regulates minimum wage and overtime for U.S. workers, including interns. The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is responsible for enforcing the law, and has a six-factor test to determine whether ...
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Rick Perry's Unemployment Drug Test Law Waiting On Department Of Labor
Opposing Views
Texas Governor Rick Perry hasn't wavered from his belief that people receiving unemployment checks should be subject to drug testing. His fellow Texas legislators seem to be on board with him, too. Perry is expected to sign a law this week that would ...
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Saudi Princess deplores new labor law restrictions against Yemeni nationals
Yemen Post
The mass return of workers back to Yemen where employment prospects are limited and opportunities scarce is set to harm Yemen's economy two-folds as on the one hand remittances will dramatically drop, thus putting a strain on the state finances and on ...
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Big Law Firms Tackle Employment Suits
Wall Street Journal (blog)
There have been two new developments on the employment litigation front involving Big Law this week. Proskauer Rose LLP has reached a settlement in a 2011 discrimination lawsuit by Elly Rosenthal, the firm's former chief financial officer. Patton Boggs ...
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Employment experts predict wave of lawsuits from unpaid interns
Chicago Tribune (blog)
The lawsuit comes just two days after a judge found that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated labor laws when it used unpaid interns for production tasks on "Black Swan," the 2010 film starring Natalie Portman. Employment lawyers said that decision and ...
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Unpaid Intern Lawsuit 'Trend' Is Likely To Expand, Legal Experts Say
Huffington Post
Law firm Outten & Golden, which brought both the Conde Nast and the Fox Searchlight lawsuits, is identifying individuals who held unpaid internships during the past six years and is reviewing the conditions of their employment for possible wage-and ...
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LGBT Rights: Is It Really Getting Better?
South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Alaska are some of the states that do not protect homosexuals from being fired based on their sexuality. Most states abide by Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Equal Employment ...
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Fourth Circuit Strikes NLRB Poster Rule
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled today that the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority by issuing a rule that would have required employers to post notices informing workers of their rights under federal labor law.
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Senior Policy Researcher
City Limits
The National Employment Law Project is seeking a dynamic senior policy researcher to help lead a research and policy agenda in support of campaigns to fight wage theft, raise the minimum wage, create living wage jobs, and help workers in low- wage ...
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Can You Be Fired for Using Legal Marijuana?
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
The Washington Supreme Court held that the law provides an affirmative defense against criminal or civil prosecution for medical marijuana use under state law, but it does not contain a private cause of action of applicants or employees against their ...
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Connecticut law covers ABCs of independent contractor status
Land Line Magazine
State law now regards truck drivers who work for one motor carrier as employees. The state's "ABC test" presumes that workers are employees unless they meet three requirements. The test for independent contractors states that workers "must be free from ...
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Banning Background Checks
Wall Street Journal
On Tuesday the EEOC accused retailer Dollar General and a U.S. unit of German car maker BMW of violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by using criminal checks as part of their employment decisions. The logic? Blacks have higher conviction rates than ...
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Teen work permits now available for download
Wiscasset Newspaper
A copy of the Guide to Maine Laws Governing the Employment of Minors is posted on the Maine Department of Labor website and is available by request by calling 207-623-7900. Additional forms and information about employment law in Maine are available ...
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Jury awards former Jefferson County employee $400000
Beaumont Enterprise
A jury awarded a former Jefferson County employee $400,000 on Friday after deciding her Constitutional rights were violated and she was denied adequate due process of law during her employment with two justice of the peace courts. Ha Penny Nguyen ...
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Correction: Disabled-Segregation story
Washington Post
The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday it had revoked Training Thru Placement's authorization to pay disabled individuals less than the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour after an investigation found "willful violations" of federal labor law. Officials ...
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Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action Against iGATE Corporation and ...
On May 20, 2013, the Company disclosed that its Board of Directors terminated the employment of President and CEO Phaneesh Murthy, effective immediately, after an internal investigation revealed that Murthy had a relationship "with a subordinate ...
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NJ Court Nixes Challenge To State Worker Pension Reform
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 8:06 PM ET) -- A New Jersey state judge Thursday quashed a lawsuit brought by a coalition of state employees challenging pension reforms passed by Gov. Chris Christie's administration, ruling the employees lacked ...
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Unions To Fight Collective Bargaining Law At Wis. High Court
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 8:41 PM ET) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday took up a challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's law restricting government employees' collective bargaining rights, after unions argued it violated their association ...
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Is The Unpaid Internship Dead?
On Tuesday a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Fox Searchlight Pictures broke federal labor law and New York state minimum wage laws when it employed two production interns, Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman, on the film Black Swan, for no pay.
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Twenty-Four Henderson Franklin Attorneys Recognized by 2013 Florida Super ...
PR.com (press release)
A full-service firm, Henderson Franklin has over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, commercial and civil litigation, eminent domain, immigration law, workers' compensation, employment law ...
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Locals support new drug screening law
Senate Bill 21 authorizes drug screenings for those receiving unemployment benefits in Texas who work in fields where drug testing is mandatory for employment. Those fields are designated by the U.S. Department of Labor, and include occupations that ...
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Julian Bond gives powerful statement opposing ENDA's religious exemptions
O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da (blog)
"ENDA follows in the mold of life-changing civil rights laws that, for decades, have prohibited employment discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, age and disability. However, there are some who feel that ENDA must allow religiously ...
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Health care overhaul's impact on small businesses topic of Petaluma event
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
For small businesses that currently offer health insurance to employees, the law could change the types of insurance they are required to offer. "You can't just go by what you have been doing," said Cynthia Murray, president and CEO of the North Bay ...
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McKesson Dodges Warehouse Worker's Wage-Hour Action
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Los Angeles (June 14, 2013, 8:22 PM ET) -- McKesson Corp. on Friday escaped a putative class action alleging it violated meal break and seating requirements at California distribution centers, but was unable to persuade a judge that giving ...
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Equality Florida 'condemns Marco Rubio's bigoted comments on immigration ...
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Rubio on Immigration Reform: "If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done." Rubio on ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBT people from being fired ...
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For ex-cons seeking work, let's 'ban the box'
Washington Post (blog)
The National Employment Law Project estimates that one in four adults has a criminal record that may show up on a routine background check. Last year, the EEOC issued guidelines to employers cautioning about using conviction records that could result ...
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Perry Signs Unemployment Drug-Testing Bill
Texas Tribune
David Dewhurst says he's heard from hundreds of employers across the state over the years about how hard it is for them to find job applicants who can pass a pre-employment drug test. He said Senate Bill 21, which Gov. Rick Perry signed into law on ...
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ROP patrol intercepts three boats, nabs nine infiltrators
Times of Oman
The ROP has called upon citizens and residents to comply with the laws on employment, and it also appreciates the continued cooperation carried out by citizens and residents and urge all to report any violations of the labour law by calling emergency ...
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ENDA and the coming wave of lawsuits
Hot Air
Passing laws which seek to regulate how employers act in hiring and/or retaining employees has proven to be one area where government is least effective in "getting anything done" and most damaging when they invariably miss the target. Even assuming ...
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry vetoes bill helping women sue for equal pay
Dallas Morning News
The bill "duplicates federal law, which already allows employees who feel they have been discriminated against through compensation to file a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission." Update at 4:24 p.m.: See labor leader Becky ...
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Expect More Tehama: Employment: The summer education for teens
Red Bluff Daily News
For more information on child labor law, visit www.youngworkers.org. If you'd like to hire a youth, the Job Training Center would be happy to help you recruit and interview. There are certainly some anxious young adults ready for an opportunity to ...
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Gov. Perry Signs Drug Screening Legislation
CBS 11
That's guaranteed. I think people should be drug tested for any type of employment or unemployment." Critics of the law have complained that it gives the appearance of making criminals of Texans who've done nothing but lost their jobs. Tom Hargis, with ...
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Rick Perry Vetoes Texas Lilly Ledbetter Act, Putting Pay Discrimination Ahead ...
Burnt Orange Report
Texas courts are refusing to recognize the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act without an equivalent state law. This bill would have remedied that. This is a major economic issue for Texas: if working women are paid less than men for the same day's ...
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CITY RENTAL LAWS: Violate city privacy laws. Contradiction illustrates legal ...
Columbia Heart Beat
Landlords who screen tenants routinely access confidential credit, employment, Social Security, and income information subject to the new law's search provisions, which may also violate the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution. "It's over-reaching and ...
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Seyfarth Shaw | Massachusetts Employment & Labor Law Report
Linex Legal (registration) (press release)
In Machado v. System4 LLC, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that Massachusetts courts must enforce class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements unless plaintiffs can establish that they lack practical means to pursue ...
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Ex-Lane employee files suit; college president is accused of sexual harassment ...
Jackson Sun
Maurice Bailey declined to comment when contacted by The Jackson Sun on Friday and referred all questions to his lawyer, Bryce Ashby, who is with the Donati Law Firm in Memphis. Ashby declined to comment. An investigator with the EEOC did not ...
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Boy's Death Arouses Attention to Child Labor
Women of China
According to China's labor law, 16 is the minimum age for employment. "It was difficult for us to determine that the boy was underage and he looked similar to the individual pictured on the ID card," commented Cheng Yun, the human resources director at ...
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Annals of Law: Liquidated Damages and Non-Compete Agreements
The Maritime Executive
2013) was not an employment non-compete but rather part of an agreement for the sale of tugboats. Delta Towing was in the business of chartering tugboats and sold two of its tugs to International Marine. Delta Towing understood that International ...
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Blogs3 new results for Employment Law
Employees Have Accepted Their Big Brother | Cozen O'Connor ...
By Cozen O'Connor
There are, however, still hurdles in the way of the finish line, many of which (certainly from an employment law standpoint) cannot be waived by an employee. Understanding the appropriate and lawful monitoring in which you can engage is ...
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The California Employment Law Blog: Busk v. Integrity Staffing ...
By Steven G. Pearl
The plaintiffs worked as hourly employees in warehouses in Nevada. They sued their employer, Integrity, for violations of both the FLSA and Nevada labor laws, alleging that required security screenings resulted in unpaid time. The district ...
The California Employment Law Blog
Jury awards fired drivers $243000 for racial harassment - Business ...
By The HR Specialist: North Carolina Employment Law
A federal jury has awarded two former employees of Concord trucking firm A.C. Widenhouse more than $243000 in compensatory and punitive damages. ... by The HR Specialist: North Carolina Employment Law on June 15, 2013 11:00am
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Web4 new results for Employment Law
Employment Law Firm FordHarrison Joins Ius Laboris, Global HR ...
Ius Laboris, the world's largest alliance of Human Resources law firms announced that U.S. employment law firm FordHarrison LLP has joined the Alliance.
What Law Applies to Your Employee Non-Compete Agreements
Last June, I stressed that while the law surrounding enforceable covenants not to compete varies from state-to-state, there are a few more general nationwide...
Employment Law Outline - New York University School of Law
Employment Law Outline. Fall 2005. Prof. Estlund. by Nicholas Kant. I. ORIGINS. A. THE MEANING OF WORK. 1. it is one of the basic relationships in the United ...
Orange County Employment Law Attorneys | Irvine ... - San Diego
Call 1-866-629-3409 for a free consultation with the Orange County employment law attorneys at Emge & Associates.

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