John Gallagher
Am I Entitled to Unemployment in Pennsylvania if I Accept a Voluntary Lay-Off?

My Employer Said it Would Not Contest My Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim; What Does That Mean? I receive many phone calls from employees who accepted a voluntary lay-off ("reduction in force" or "RIF") with a promise from their...

David S. Rich
Proposed Federal Rules Would Require Third-Party Employers Of Domestic Workers To Pay Overtime Compensation

Proposed Rules Would Increase Overtime Pay For Live-In Domestic Workers in New York State The federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its implementing regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 510 et...

Eric Meyer
Three Ways for HR to Avoid Unlawful, Overbroad Social-Media Policies

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced in this press release that it had issued a second social-media report to help provide further guidance to practitioners and human resource professionals. The social-media memo, a copy of which...

Jon Hyman
The Word of the Day Is “Systemic”

The EEOC has published its draft strategic plan for fiscal years 2012 - 2016 . A quick Ctrl-F for the word "systemic" reveals 16 different hits in this relatively short document. "Systemic" cases, according to the EEOC, are those...

Norton Rose Fulbright
Fulbright & Jaworski: Recent Changes at the National Labor Relations Board

by William Patrick Finegan and Lindsey Duran Sberna In the past month, there has been a flurry of activity related to the National Labor Relations Board. Below is a summary of four of the most recent and important events. NLRB Majority Finalizes...

Martha J. Zackin
Reminder: Include GINA "Safe Harbor" Language in FMLA Forms

Employers with 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including joint employers and successors to covered employers, must comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). The FMLA requires...