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On April 22, 2010, Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-Cal.) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced identical bills entitled the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act (“EMPA”) (H.R. 5107 and S. 3254), to target abuses of the employee/independent contractor classifications. Should EMPA become law, it will have an obvious, immediate impact on employers, not only under the wage-hour laws but others, including […]
Over the past decade, wage-and-hour lawsuits have been an escalating threat to companies that is reaching epic proportions. Wage-and-hour lawsuits now outranking discrimination lawsuits in both number of filings and size of settlements. These types of employment practices lawsuits have become an unforeseen calamity for companies across all industry sectors and a new challenge for […]
In Pacheco v Boar’s Head, a Michigan employee claimed that the employer breached its employee handbook by not complying with its terms and conditions on wages. The employee asserted a breach of the handbook claim under Michigan state law, in addition to overtime claims under the FLSA and state law, as well as a claim for unjust enrichment. On March 30, 2010, the Federal […]
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) into law. The new law requires employers to provide a reasonable break time and a private place – other than a bathroom – for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for a period of one year […]