Labor & Employment Law

US Department of Labor reaches agreement resulting in more than $2.3 million in back wages to temporary foreign agricultural workers – YAHOO!

U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Steven Berlin in San Francisco signed … that a sufficient number of domestic workers are not available and the employment of these workers will not adversely affect the wages and working …

APNewsBreak: Probes of leaks by FBI, SEC caused Labor Dep’t to overhaul jobs data release plan – KTUU

The room where news organizations, including The Associated Press, receive early copies of the employment … to its website. Labor also revoked access for RTTNews and Potomac Radio News, among others. The SEC and federal law enforcement …

Labor dept focusing on Va construction industry – CBS News

The U.S. Labor Department says it’s working to ensure construction … wage and misclassifying workers as independent contractors to get around wage laws. The initiative includes investigations of large construction projects to assess compliance …

Labor issues keeping Texas lawyers busy – The Business Journal

Labor and employment law is big business in Texas. And much of that business has been centered around the fair labor practices. Over the last 10 to 12 years, there has been an “explosion of litigation” charging companies with violations … Continue reading

Labor dept focusing on Va. construction industry – WTOP

The U.S. Labor Department says it’s working to ensure construction … wage and misclassifying workers as independent contractors to get around wage laws. The initiative includes investigations of large construction projects to assess compliance …

United States: National Labor Relations Board Launches Website To Educate Nonunion Employees – Mondaq

If you have any questions about this Alert, please contact any of the attorneys in our Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice … Duane Morris LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 700 attorneys in 24 offices in the … Continue reading

3 ways to reform labor and save our country – FOX News

even in the face of bitter opposition from labor leaders. Not only are such laws good for employees—they also make good economic sense. Research published in the journal Regulation compared manufacturing employment in counties with a pro …

Lawyers predict employee lawsuits on ‘Obamacare’ – Crain’s New York Business

The ACA “is sure to be tested” said Stewart Manela, head of the labor, employment and OSHA groups at Arent Fox, as employees take companies to court for violations both large and small. The new law will impose a labyrinth … Continue reading

Lawyers Say Health Care Law Will Spur Employees to Sue Over Technical Issues – Workforce Management

head of the labor, employment and OSHA groups at law firm Arent Fox. ACA “is sure to be tested.” A labyrinth of regulations layered atop existing laws—such as anti-discrimination statutes and ERISA, which governs employee benefits—the ACA is …

Labor Board Is Offered Starkly Different Views of Faculty Influence on Colleges – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A separate brief, submitted by Matthew W. Finkin, a professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and signed by several scholars of employment and labor relations, suggests that the test of whether a faculty member is a … Continue reading