Labor and Employment Law

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More Challenges From Hurricane Sandy: Wage-Hour Issues And Related Matters
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by John E. Thompson In thinking-through and implementing their recovery plans in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, employers will want to review our August post summarizing a number of federal Fair Labor Standards Act issues that typically arise following... Read More

Fisher & Phillips: Risks Of "Internship" Claims And Liability Still Increasing
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by John E. Thompson We have warned for some time now that businesses and other organizations should think carefully if they are considering the possibility of permitting unpaid internships. What might be described as the internship "season"... Read More

We Love Our Phones, but Should Employees Be Paid for Using Them Off-Duty?
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Jon Hyman

True confession time. I have a Pavlovian response to the new message chime on my iPhone. I can't help myself. When my phone beeps, I reach for it. I have no choice. I'm an exempt employee, which means that I am paid a weekly salary, with... Read More