Is Your Business Exposed to Liability for Your Company’s Leased Employees/Temporary Workers?

In recent years, employee leasing and hiring through temporary staffing agencies has become more popular among businesses who want to outsource many of the daily tasks and responsibilities associated with hiring and managing employees, in order to achieve greater efficiency in the operation of their business. Employee leasing or temporary staffing agencies take on many […]

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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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