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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Workplace Safety & Health

Certain Specialists Are Administratively Exempt

January 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

Three specialist job classifications of a Medicare insurance provider are administratively exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Four former contracting specialists, one operations specialist and one pharmacy Part D […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Top Five Labor Law Developments for December 2020

January 19, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The union filed a petition to represent a unit of roughly seven dockworkers and clerks at the distribution center, but the employer contended that a proper unit must also include seven drivers based at the same facility. Rejecting the employer’s […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule for Identifying Independent Contractors in an Employer’s Workforce

January 8, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Following up on its proposed rule issued in September 2020, on Jan. 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule on worker classification. The final rule, effective March 8, 2021 (60 days from publication in the Federal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Clarifies Definition of Independent Contractor

January 7, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on Jan. 6 clarifying who is an independent contractor versus an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule is slated to take effect March 8, although its […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Employers Face New COVID-19 Regulations

January 5, 2021

Via: Investopedia

In what may be a bellwether for other states, California recently enacted its own extensive COVID-19 emergency rules for business and industry.1 Issued in late November by the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board, the regulations apply to all […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Connecticut Workers’ Compensation: Laws, Providers, & Costs

January 4, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Connecticut state law requires all business owners with employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance in the event a worker is hurt on the job. The program is the exclusive remedy for injured workers in the state so that employees can’t […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Issues Guidance on the Expired FFCRA

January 4, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employers are not required to provide Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave after Dec. 31, 2020, but may voluntarily decide to do so, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced. “The Wage and Hour Division is attuned to the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Uber, Gig Companies Seek Labor Deals to Avoid Workers Becoming Employees

December 30, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

BARCELONA—Gig-economy companies in Europe, under pressure over employment rights, are looking to strike labor agreements that give workers some benefits but stop short of making them employees. Uber Technologies Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.-backed Deliveroo are among a number of food-delivery […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Workplace Safety & Health

What To Know About 2020’s Top Wage And Hour Law Updates

December 17, 2020

Via: Law360

From workplace safety to new leave provisions, the employment law landscape was rocked in many unexpected ways this year. The pandemic has left an indelible mark on the way employers will conduct their businesses going forward. Wage and hour compliance […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Black woman is appointed to lead BigLaw firm as other firms ramp up diversity goals

December 11, 2020

Via: ABA Journal

The new global CEO and U.S. chair of Norton Rose Fulbright is the first woman of color to be in those positions at the law firm and the only woman of color to lead a top 200 grossing law firm […]