Tag Archives: wage and hour

Working from home: Firms should set guidelines

The wired world presents more options than ever for flexible work arrangements. Thanks to the march of mobile technology, attorneys and staff are able to take their offices on the go, working not just from the cubicle, but from the coffee shop, the beach or their own living rooms. But while technology redefines what’s meant by going to work, it can also create potential problems. Some important guidelines can help firm leaders decide when to allow people to work from home and when it’s better to go the traditional route.

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Did an employer succeed in mooting a wage-and-hour collective action by extending to the lone named plaintiff a settlement offer satisfying all of her claims? See “Justices to decide if employer mooted wage claim” Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk, No. 11-1059. ...

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Employment law survey reveals key trends

National employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw recently released its annual survey of employment law cases, summarizing key trends in the field from U.S. Supreme Court decisions to state and federal court decisions and regulatory actions.

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