College Football Players Are “Employees” Under the NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Regional Director for Region 13 issued a decision on March 26, 2014, finding that college football players receiving grant-in-aid scholarships from Northwestern University who have not exhausted their playing eligibility are “employees” under Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). What does this mean for Northwestern football […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Time Spent Changing Clothes Not Compensable Work Time

On October 14, 2013, the Employment LawScene™ brought you an article explaining that the Supreme Court would hear oral arguments in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., a case out of the Seventh Circuit, to resolve disagreement among other circuit courts as to what constitutes “changing clothes” within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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'Tis the Season: Tips for Avoiding Liability Related to Employer-Sponsored Holiday Parties

It is that time of the year again – the holidays are upon us! Along with the holidays comes holiday parties, which can bring your employees closer together and boost morale. While a fair amount of planning goes into venue, food, and festivities, employers should also plan ahead to avoid potential legal liability that can […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Time Spent Changing Clothes is Compensable Work Time

Generally, if an employee is required to change into work clothing as part of that employee’s job, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires an employer to pay the employee for the time it takes to do so. Section 203(o) of the FLSA, however, contains an exception to this general rule. The exception provides that […]

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DOL Extends Overtime Coverage for Direct Care Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor has extended minimum wage and overtime coverage for certain domestic service employees who provide home health care services for the elderly, infirmed, and disabled.  The Labor Department’s new rule will go in effect on January 1, 2015. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers individuals employed in domestic services in […]

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