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Are Your “Outside Sales” Employees Still “Outside”?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on October 25, 2013

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which governs minimum wage and overtime requirements, has an exemption for employees engaged in “outside sales.”  To be exempt, the employee must, among other requirements, “be customarily and regularly engaged away from the employer’s place or places of business.”  Some employers are discovering that due to budget cutbacks and […]

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Under a new section of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), employers subject to FLSA (which is almost all employers) must provide employees with notice of coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace.  In other words, employers must announce what insurance plans are available and […]

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I-9s – The Mandatory Form Some Employers Overlook

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on July 31, 2013

In the maze of state, federal, and local regulations, some obligations may simply be overlooked.  Although employers have been responsible for verifying all employees’ work eligibility since 1986, even some sophisticated employers have recently told us they are unfamiliar with their obligation to complete this process.  As the federal government ramps up enforcement efforts, if […]

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Employment practices liability insurance, also known as EPLI, covers your litigation costs and liability for claims brought against you in relation to your employment practices – even claims that are false, fraudulent, or frivolous. With employers being forced to cut back on their labor force (which often correlates to a rise in employment discrimination claims) […]

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Does Your Employee Handbook Work For You or Against You?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on May 30, 2013

Employee handbooks are a great tool for management.  A good handbook can help ensure consistent application of rules, save time by making policy decisions that don’t need to be reinvented every time the issue arises, guard against employees’ claims of ignorance of the rules (and help you win an unemployment claim), satisfy legal posting requirements, […]

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