Labor/Employment

 

  • As Robotics and AI Transform Work, Legal Must Play Key Role

    “The unstoppable march of disruptive technologies” is transforming the workplace, often evoking fear in both employers and the workforce, write the authors of this Today’s General Counsel article. Employers fear operational changes and an uncertain regulatory environment,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Labor Dept Proposes To Expand Overtime Eligibility

    Under a proposal announced March 7, the Labor Department would expand overtime eligibility to include most salaried workers earning less than $35,000 a year. The threshold at present is $23,700. It is anticipated that the rule would...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Overlooked Criteria For Your Next In-House Hire

    Based on an informal survey of general counsel from multiple industries, the author lists the most important criteria to use when hiring for the legal department, aside from credentials, work experience, and references. Cultural fit tops the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • In Many States, Minimum Wage Is Going Up

    A breakdown on states impacted by new minimum wage requirements for 2019. The highest is in the District of Columbia ($13.25 per hour), followed by Massachusetts and Washington at $12 per hour.

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • How a No-Rehire Agreement Unraveled

    Settlement agreements with employees often contain a “no-rehire” clause, stating that the employee waives the right to any future employment with the company, and the company cannot be held liable if it later rejects a job application...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • #MeToo and Federal Law: Will the Courts Ever Catch Up?

    Despite #MeToo’s global impact, the current state of American law is clearly at odds with the cultural changes #MeToo advocates. The law’s concern is much narrower. Recent federal decisions indicate a gradual broadening in the types of...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • The Right to Disconnect

    Since January 2017, companies in France have been under the legal obligation to comply with the “right to disconnect,” according to which employees are entitled to remain unavailable outside their working time. The law is meant to...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • The Gig Economy Is Oversold – To Employers

    Some myths about the so-called gig economy, including one that says it’s a great deal for employers...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Respectful Investigation of Sexual Misconduct

    A company’s immediate reaction to sexual harassment allegations should include defining an investigation and communications strategy that takes into account the elevated risk profile of such claims. But a company must also exercise restraint and refrain from...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Investigations Post #MeToo

    Employers, employment attorneys and investigators must consider several factors when they outline a process for a sexual harassment investigation. With respect to scope, determine if the harassment claims will be separately investigated even if there is some...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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