Category Archives: DOL

The Department of Labor Proposes to Redefine “Spouse” in the FMLA

The Department of Labor has proposed to redefine “spouse” under the FMLA in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor, striking down DOMA.  The FMLA provides unpaid leave for eligible employees to care for their spouse due to the … Continue reading

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What Every Arizona Business Needs to Consider – When Hiring Employees, Building a Company, and Protecting Its Brand

Sometimes the most helpful information a person can have at his or her fingertips is the information that answers the question:  Where in the world do we start?  It can be overwhelming to navigate employment laws — trying to figure … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics: Title III of the ADA

In the employment world, we hear so often about Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the go-to people for ADA employment claims oftentimes end up being the ones expected to know the most about Title III of the ADA … Continue reading

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FLSA Update – Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the Supreme Court ruled on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are properly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Short answer – Yes. The FLSA requires that employees are paid at least … Continue reading

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More on Voluntary Departures under WARN: The Ninth Circuit Weighs In

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit held that if an employee leaves a job because the business is closing, that employee has not “voluntarily departed” within the meaning of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (“WARN”). In … Continue reading

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