WHO BENEFITS: YOU OR YOUR INTERN?

Remember those headlines about former interns suing companies for back wages? It caused some companies to scale back or eliminate internship programs. But when federal courts began rejecting the interns’ claims and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) requirements as too restrictive, it also sparked a change. The result: It may be time to Read More

DON’T ASK ABOUT PRIOR SALARY WHEN HIRING

According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, employers across the country would be wise to discontinue asking potential new employees their prior wage. In Rizo v. Yovino, 887 F.3d 453 (9th Cir. 2018), the Court recently ruled that employers can no longer use an employee’s prior salary, alone or in combination with other factors, to justify Read More

MIELNICKI V. WAL-MART STORES, INC. SUMMARY

LEGAL CHALLENGES WHEN EMPLOYEES TELECOMMUTE

Gallup’s recent “London Workplace” report suggested that 43% of London employees reported working remotely in 2016, working at least some of the time in a location away from their coworkers.* In fact, the number of employers offering a work-from-home option has grown by 40% in the past five years.* This recent shift is in large part fueled by the evolution of collaboration and communication tools that aim to facilitate remote work and by an entering work force which seeks more flexibility from their employers.