Labor and Employment Law

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Would the WARN Act Apply in the Event of a Federal Budget Sequestration?
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Edwin Hopson

On July 30, 2012, an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an advisory and guidance to federal contractors concerning the applicability of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) to possible layoffs occasioned... Read More

President Obama Details Possible Cuts to Federal Spending under Budget Control Act of 2011
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Edwin Hopson

On September 14, 2012, the President's Office of Management and Budget released a report on what the estimated impact of sequestration pursuant to Sequestration Transparency Act, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, would be on January 2... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Drug Company Sales Employees Are Not Entitled to Overtime Pay
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Edwin Hopson

In Christopher et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., d/b/a Glasxosmithkline , 567 U.S. ___ (2012), No. 11-204, decided June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that certain drug sales employees are to be treated as "outside salesmen"... Read More

U.S. Department of Labor has a new FMLA guide and webinar
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Eric Meyer

Late last year, the US Department of Labor issued this fact sheet , which provides general information concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act's (FMLA) prohibition of retaliating against an individual for exercising his or her rights or participating... Read More