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3rd Circuit Rules Employers Must Pay for Short Breaks

On November 7, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski A recent case in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals serves as an important reminder that employers must pay workers for short breaks.  The opinion by Judge McKee in Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American Future Systems, Inc. d/b/a Progressive Business Publications was issued […]

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DOL Requests Feedback on Overtime Rule

On July 27, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking public input on what to do with the Obama administration overtime rule.  In Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register, the DOL published a “Request for Information Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees.”  […]

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New York Becomes 16th State to Join DOL Misclassification Initiative

On December 2, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner The misclassification of employees as independent contractors has been a focal point of both federal and state labor law enforcement agencies during the Obama Administration. Since 2011, one part of this effort has involved fostering the relationships between the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies at […]

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Supreme Court to Decide if DOL Review Board Properly Expanded SOX Whistleblower Protection to Public Company Contractor Employees

On June 4, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner Commentators, including this blog, have observed that since Obama Administration appointees assumed majority status on the Administrative Review Board (ARB), an appellate panel established within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the panel has shifted its stance dramatically and in favor of increasing employee rights and employer […]

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