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"Extreme" French Proposed E-Mail Law: Already Law ...

Jonathan Segal non exempt devices clock mobile flsa the off | Wage and Hour | Monday April 21, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

A bill is being considered in France that would potentially restrict severely use of e-mail by employees off the clock .   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/world/europe/in-france-a-move-to-limit-off-the-clock-work-emails.html . I have read...

Hi Dawn/Hi Shirley: Maddening Racism on #MadMen

Jonathan Segal racism men mad dawn shrley | Mad About Mad Men | Monday April 21, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

Hi Dawn/Hi Shirley: Maddening   Racism on #MadMen    In the first episode of Mad Men, we witnessed Peggy and Joan experience not so subtle sexism in response to their efforts to maintain and grow the business. http://blogs.duanemor...

Fifth Circuit refuses to reconsider DR Horton en b...

The Florida Employer d.r._horton class_action_waiver arbitration_agreement nlrb | General | Thursday April 17, 2014 | By Mark J. Beutler

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit denied the NLRB’s petition for en banc review of its December 3, 2013 decision wherein the Fifth Circuit refused to enforce the NLRB’s decision invalidating class action waivers in mandatory employee arbitration agreements. See ...

Defending FMLA Retaliation Claims: Employers, Fol...

FMLA Compliance non-discriminatory facie retaliation; fmla; prima adverse action case; legitimate reasons; | General | Tuesday April 15, 2014 | By Linda Hollinshead

Employers are well aware of the increased risk of implementing an adverse action (e.g., suspension, termination of employment) in the face of an employee’s claim for FMLA leave.   Defending against such claims depends upon being able to demonstrate...

#Mad Men: Beginning of the End

Jonathan Segal men don season final ceiling mad glass draper | Mad About Mad Men | Monday April 14, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

Last night was, according to @DonDraper _ NY, the “beginning of the end.”   And, what a beginning it was. Don remains on paid leave.   He visits Megan in California and then returns home to NY. In his absence from the workplace, much...

Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

The Florida Employer fica supplemental_compensation_benefits wages supreme_court severance severance_payments | Wage and Hour | Tuesday April 08, 2014 | By Teresa M. Maestrelli

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 25, 2014, that severance payments made to employees terminated against their will are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). In a decision with far-reaching implications, the court...

Leadership and Aretha Franklin

Jonathan Segal respect leadership | Leadership | Wednesday April 02, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

I am pleased to post the fourth and final in a series of four blogs I am wrote on leadership for SHRM's We Know Next : http://www.weknownext.com/blog/leadership-and-aretha-franklin This blog should not be construed as legal advice,...

Creating Circuit Court Split, Seventh Circuit Rule...

FMLA Compliance fmla treatment; fmla; for abuse; member; medical care travel family | FMLA Medical Certifications | Monday March 24, 2014 | By Linda Hollinshead

FMLA leave or an employee's family vacation?  Sometimes it is tough for an employer to tell. The FMLA specifically permits employees to use FMLA leave to “care for” an immediate family member with a serious health condition.   In most...

President Obama Signs Memo Telling DOL To Expand O...

HR and the Law nonexempt administrative_exemption flsa exempt president_obama professional_exemption white_collar_exemptions executive_exemption wage_and_hour dol department_of_labor michael_cohen human_resources overtime | General | Friday March 21, 2014 | By Michael S. Cohen

BNA Human Resources Report was kind enough to quote me in this great article about President Obama's recent Memo to the Department of Labor, telling the DOL to expand overtime eligibility. https://blogs.duanemorrisinstitute.com/hrandthelaw/resource/docu...

March Madness: Three Point Plays for HR Victories ...

HR and the Law harassment diversity march_madness michael_cohen workplace_gambling discrimination inclusion human_resources workplace employee_relations | General | Tuesday March 18, 2014 | By Michael S. Cohen

It’s an exciting time for basketball fans as the NCAA College Basketball tournament – March Madness - kicks off this week. My attention will be on my dad’s University of Virginia Cavaliers, the hometown Villanova Wildcats and St. Joe’s Hawks and potential...

Leadership and Gender Bias

Jonathan Segal leadership shrm we bias know gender next | Leadership | Thursday March 06, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

I am pleased to post the third in a series of four blogs I am writing on leadership for SHRM's We Know Next : This blog focuses on leadership and gender bias--from below:   http://www.weknownext.com/blog/leadership-and-gender-bias ...

Five Reasons The Philadelphia Eagles Should Draft ...

HR and the Law lgbt national_football_league michael_sam hr nfl sexual_orientation philadelphia_eagles employment_law michael_cohen human_resources nfl_draft | General | Tuesday February 11, 2014 | By Michael S. Cohen

University of Missouri All-American defensive end Michael Sam made headlines this week by announcing that he’s gay. It’s news because Sam is expecting to be drafted into the National Football League this Spring. If that happens, he’ll be the first openly gay...

What HR Needs To Know For Valentine's Day

HR and the Law workplace_dating hr retaliation social_media valentines_day policy employment_law equal_employment_opportunity social_relationships policies romance | General | Monday February 10, 2014 | By Michael S. Cohen

Please read my latest article: What HR Needs To Know For Valentine's Day http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534356695

Wage and Hour Snow Storms

Jonathan Segal Wage and Hour | Saturday February 08, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

Now is a good time for a quick reminder of the wage and hour rules on snow storms and employee compensation. Let's start with the FLSA: 1. As a result of the FLSA’s salary basis requirement, if as a result of a snow storm you close for less...

Leadership Paradox: Human Connections Versus the L...

Jonathan Segal law human connections emotion influence leadership and | Leadership | Wednesday February 05, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

I am pleased to post the second in a series of blogs I am writing on leadership for SHRM's We Know Next : http://www.weknownext.com/blog/leadership-paradox-human-connections-versus-the-law This blog should not be construed as legal advice, pertaining...

What the Supreme Court's Decision on Donning and D...

Jonathan Segal donning supreme court clothes doffing | Wage and Hour | Tuesday January 28, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

Case: Sandifer v. United States Steel Corporation Background:   As a general rule, the FLSA requires employers to pay their employees for time spent changing into required protective clothing/gear at work. Statutory Exception: Section 203(o) of...

Rubber band jewelry worth every penny

FLSA Compliance Monitor natalie_hrubos exempt flsa commission sales | General | Tuesday January 21, 2014 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

If you’ve got kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews in the age range of 7 to 12, you may have found yourself in search of a certain toy loom this past holiday season, or perhaps you received a lovely loom bracelet as a holiday gift. For those of you scratching...

Leadership = Influence

Jonathan Segal influence maxwell leadership | General | Thursday January 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

I am pleased to share with  my latest blog from SHRM's We Know Next (my first blog on leadership) : http://www.weknownext.com/blog/leadership-influence This blog does not constitute legal advice, create an attorney-client...

UNSTACKING THE DECK - "MUSTS" IF YOU WANT TO STAY ...

James Redeker nlrb department organizing board union union-free persuader of labor dol | Union Organizing | Thursday January 09, 2014 | By James Redeker

UnStacking the Deck – Keys to Staying Union-Free in 2014   Since 2009, employers that are union-free (and intend to stay that way) have had to deal with a blizzard of new decisions and rules by agencies of the Obama Administration to...

Bullying at work: Hard to define, even harder to b...

Jonathan Segal laws bullying state cnn fortune | General | Thursday January 09, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

I am pleased to post my most recent blog on bullying for CNN's Fortune . http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/07/bullying-work-ban/  #bullying Of course, we can help you prevent and correct this problem, please let us know. ...

DMi - Change is Coming.

Jonathan Segal dmi empowering leadership look new education | General | Wednesday January 08, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you into the New Year on behalf of the Duane Morris Institute. This year is our 5 th anniversary , and we’re excited to announce that we are beginning 2014 with a strengthened commitment to empowering...

Same Sex Spousal Benefits

Jonathan Segal marriage sex erisa benefits doma same | EEO/Diversity | Friday January 03, 2014 | By Jonathan Segal

You have an employee who work in Texas, one of the 32 states that does not recognize same sex marriage.   The employee  resides in New Mexico, one of 18 states that recognizes same sex marriage.   The employee was married to a person of the...

Is 2014 the year for a wage & hour make over?

FLSA Compliance Monitor audit flsa natalie_hrubos | General | Wednesday January 01, 2014 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

The FLSA was passed back in 1938, but you might say that compliance has never been more "in style" than it is today. If you think your company is in need of a wage and hour "make-over" this year, consider discussing these 10 action steps...

EEOC FY 2013 Statistics a Mixed Bag For Employers

The Florida Employer eeoc; statistics; charges | General | Thursday December 19, 2013 | By Kevin Vance

Each year around this time we employment lawyers anxiously await the EEOC's release of it's fiscal year statistics.  We want to know whether our warnings to our clients that the EEOC is "increasingly active" and that the number of charges...


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