Operating in New York? What You Need to Know
About the NEW Wage Theft Prevention Act!
John H. Douglas
With all the wage and hour class action litigation going
on around the country, most employers with operations in a variety of states
Rigid Leave Policies - A Formula for
Companies often maintain a policy that provides that
employment will terminate if an employee fails to return from a medical leave
of absence within a given period of time. Generally...
Employees Tracking Their Own Wages? The DOL
Has an App for That!
David J.B. Froiland
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the
launch of its first application for smartphones, an iPhone ® timesheet to help employees
On May 3, 2011, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, filed a False Claims Act (FCA) suit against Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary, MortgageIT, Inc., for making allegedly false statements and certifications of compliance...
Again, NLRB Files Complaint Over Facebook Firing
By Holly Pomraning
The NLRB has filed a complaint against an employer for
terminating five employees for statements they posted on Facebook.
The complaint alleges the postings by employees of...
On May 17, 2011, the SEC and the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced their agreements with Tenaris S.A.
(Tenaris) regarding alleged FCPA violations by Tenaris. Tenaris agreed to pay
more than $5.4 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest...
California Employers Should Heed Seating
A wave of wage and hour class actions have been filed in
California against retail employers over lack of "suitable seating" for their
employees. These cases are based...