Employer Alert: NLRB Opens Door to Additional Remedies in Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
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1M ago
On December 13, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appears to have radically expanded the remedies available to employees in unfair labor practice proceedings.  This expansion will have significant ramifications for employers, heightening the stakes and costs of such proceedings ..read more
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Chicago Federal Court: Affidavits Not Enough to Bring FLSA Collective Action
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2M ago
On November 10, 2022, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order denying a plaintiff’s request to certify a collective action.  The Court concluded the plaintiff failed to make a “modest factual showing” that others were similarly situated in relation to the alleged unlawful policy ..read more
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Federal Case in St. Louis Over Alleged Transgender Discrimination Settles
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
2M ago
We previously covered a federal court case here in St. Louis, Missouri where a plaintiff alleged a local hospital had unlawfully discriminated against her due to her transgender son.   ..read more
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EMPLOYER ALERT: Department of Labor Announces New Independent Contractor Rule
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
3M ago
On October 11, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued new proposed independent contractor regulations designed to replace a rule recently issued during the Trump administration.  ..read more
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Missouri Supreme Court: Most State Employees Must Be Employed “At-Will”
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
3M ago
On October 4, 2022, the Missouri Supreme Court clarified most state employees are employed “at-will” per the terms of a law passed in 2018.  In this case, the trial court had concluded this 2018 law did not require “at-will employment,” and if it did, it was unconstitutional.  The Supreme Court disagreed.  Some background helps explain the significance of the high court’s decision ..read more
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NLRB Proposes New Standard for Determining Who Qualifies as a “Joint Employer”
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5M ago
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Eleventh Circuit Concludes Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Will Likely Fail
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
5M ago
On August 26, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals finally weighed in on the lawfulness of the federal contractor vaccine mandate and concluded it likely will fail.  However, the Court did reign in the scope of the injunction that the district court had entered ..read more
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Not So Fast: Missouri Supreme Court Concludes Employee Does Not Have an Established Right to Sue His Employer’s Attorney for Aiding and Abetting Alleged Discrimination
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
5M ago
The Missouri Supreme Court finally weighed in on a novel issue regarding the ability of an employee to sue his employer’s attorneys under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) for allegedly “aiding and abetting” discrimination ..read more
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FLSA Settlements: Is the Tide Turning on the Requirement of Court Approval?
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
5M ago
For the last 40 years, most courts have required court approval of settlements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for their releases of claims to be valid and enforceable. This requirement stemmed from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in a case from 1982 styled Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. United States, wherein the court concluded court approval of settlements was necessary under the FLSA to ensure their fairness ..read more
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Why “Collectibles” are Making Retirement Plan News
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by help@sandbergphoenix.com
7M ago
What are collectibles? The stock market has been whipsawing, mostly down, mixed with a few up days. Inflation, gas prices, food prices - consumers have been cutting back purchases. Participants in 401(k), 403(b), and profit sharing plans with directed investment accounts, along with IRA’s, have been asking: are there alternatives to which I may direct investments ..read more
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