Employment

November 29, 2016

NEW OVERTIME RULES: READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME (MAYBE)

We posted last summer a series of articles on the new overtime rules.  With those rules now going into effect next month (or perhaps not – […]
June 22, 2015

CLEAR AS MUD

From the early days of the Republic, it has been the province of the Judiciary – that is, ultimately, of the Supreme Court – to say […]
May 14, 2015

MAKING NOBODY HAPPY

This past April, the U.S. Supreme Court published yet another opinion dealing with the Administrative State.  The number of opinions in that arena each year is […]
October 7, 2014

BUSINESSES GROWING UP

Knowing how much to pay your employees should be simple: hourly workers are paid time and a half for hours worked over 40; salaried employees are […]
September 23, 2014

THE NLRA’S INCREASING REACH

Even small, non-union businesses in right-to-work states need to pay attention to the National Labor Relations Act (the NLRA).  While that law is primarily concerned with […]
September 5, 2014

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ FREE SPEECH RIGHTS, LTD

The First Amendment states that “Congress” shall make no laws abridging the freedom of speech.  Because its protection was expanded by operation of the 14th Amendment, […]
May 2, 2014

LEAVES LABYRINTH, PART II

It has been some time since we first pointed out the maze of laws that govern to whom employers must grant leaves of absence, when, and […]
March 18, 2014

ABOARD SHIP

Federal law tends to treat employees of airlines and railroads, and those working aboard ships, differently than others.  And so, who is a seaman and who […]
February 27, 2014

EXCEPTION TO THE EXCEPTION

Companies of a certain size are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and must pay overtime to most employees who work more than 40 hours […]