Summer’s (Unofficially) Here!! Can I Put My Kids to Work??

Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash The end of the school year and Memorial Day signals the unofficial “start” of summer.  For many students and parents alike, this means finding the quintessential summer job.  For employers, it means young people applying for work hoping to earn some
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Do Layoffs Really Work?

As employment lawyers, we often counsel clients considering layoffs.  The first question, which is often overlooked, is whether the layoff will accomplish its stated objectives.  The second is whether other alternatives might prove more effective in accomplishing those objectives. A r
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Employee or Independent Contractor? Interpreting the DOL’s Final Rule

On January 10, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to help workers and businesses evaluate whether someone is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  According to the DOL, the updated rule is intended to
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The High Court Provides “Clarification” Regarding “Undue Hardship”

Gerald Groff began working for the United States Postal Service in 2012.  At that time, there was no requirement that he work Sundays.  When USPS started Sunday deliveries for Amazon, Groff requested, and received, a transfer to a small USPS station that did not make Sunday deliveries
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