Government Contractors Pay 56 PTO Hours

By Bill Wright The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its final rule on paid leave for employees working on or in connection with government contracts.  Contractors will be required to allow employees to accrue at least 1 hour of paid leave for each 30 hours worked on or in connection with government contracts.  Only […]

NLRB Benchslap: Enabling Racism/Sexism

By John Alan Doran One highly-respected federal appeals court judge recently called the NLRB out for its history of condoning strike behavior that is racist and sexist. In Consolidated Communications, Inc. v. NLRB, No. 14-1135 (D.C. Cir. September 13, 2016), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals enforced part of an NLRB order on an employer’s […]

One More Reason Misclassification Kills

By John Alan Doran You’ve heard plenty about the evils of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. And, according to the DOL, among others, you’re still doing it wrong. The NLRB doubled down on this recently when the NLRB General Counsel released an advice memorandum stating that an employer’s misclassification of employees as independent contractors also […]

HR Abdicates Control

By Bill Wright The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently taught employers what can happen when Human Resources abandons an investigation half-way through. In Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Serv., Inc., No,. 15-3239-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 29, 2016), a co-worker texted the plaintiff an obscene picture of himself, and the plaintiff brought a tearful, written complaint […]