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Generally, truck drivers who engage in interstate commerce are covered by the Motor Carrier Act rather than the Fair Labor Standards Act as far as compensation and working conditions are concerned.
Don’t let an employee tell you he should be excused from appropriate workplace behavior because of a disability.
A controversial new OSHA rule cracking down on retaliation against safety whistleblowers doesn’t ban employee drug testing.
Tuesday's shocking election of Donald Trump means America has elected an entirely new agenda for workplace and employment issues.
Houston nightclub hotspot Diallo’s faces an EEOC lawsuit after the owner allegedly insisted an employee prove she was HIV-negative.
For each new hire, employers must verify employment eligibility by reviewing original documents in person with the employee. But what if that new hire lives and works hundreds of miles away?
The EEOC has just updated its strategic plan for the coming years—an enforcement framework that will remain in place for some time no matter who becomes president.
If you want to avoid being considered a joint employer, limit the degree of control you exert.
Disabled employees who quit when their employer refuses to consider possible reasonable accommodations may have a constructive discharge claim under the ADA.
Etsy.com recently went to Washington to urge changes to how artisans, entrepreneurs and other independent workers are treated.
Make sure supervisors clearly understand that they cannot discriminate against employees who happen to associate with protected individuals such as children or other dependents with disabilities.
The hospitality and food service industries have been the most frequent targets of U.S. Department of Labor wage-and-hour lawsuits since 1985.
A recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board will affect New York colleges and universities. New state regulations will affect all employers that use paycards to pay their employees.
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, disabled employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that can include job modifications and even additional time off to recuperate.
A federal judge in Texas has agreed to consolidate two lawsuits challenging the Department of Labor’s authority to issue new white-collar overtime rules set to take effect Dec. 1.
A Texas judge has issued a preliminary injunction preventing a rule from taking effect that would have required federal contractors to inform Uncle Sam of any accusations of labor law violations lodged against them in the previous three years.
A group of business associations has asked a federal court in Texas to issue a temporary restraining order to block an Obama administration rule requiring federal contractors to disclose previous labor law violations.
As temperatures in the Northeast cool and mosquitos disappear until spring, the Zika virus may no longer be on people’s minds, but it should remain on your radar.
Walmart is giving thousands of assistant managers a pay bump in advance of new overtime rules requiring overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours per week and make less than $47,476 per year.
It’s unusual, but sometimes a written offer of employment for a specific time period can overcome the usual presumption of at-will employment. Note, however, that other documents may stipulate that employment is at-will—and they will stand up in court.