To aid in the distinction between employees and contractors, the Department of Labor has proposed a new “economic realities” test. Already there’s a test in place, but the new proposal reduces the factors to be considered and assigns weight to those factors.
Are noncompetes overly broad?
This year, a group of unions, employment law attorneys and other labor organizations petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to ban noncompete agreements. But while there are some instances where a restrictive covenant can be too restrictive, experts say there are also instances where noncompete clauses are legitimate.Read More
Health care headache: Ruling bars ISBA from offering insurance to solos, but leaders seek options
When the federal district court in Washington, D.C., ruled in a dispute over the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Indiana State Bar Association president Todd Spurgeon heard the screech of a locomotive coming to sudden stop.Read More
The union representing workers at chicken processing plants in six states including Indiana sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying its policy of allowing companies to slaughter birds faster endangers workers and makes it more difficult to protect against spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday morning that Joe Hoage, who has been general counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles since 2017, will become commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor on July 13.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Labor insist that the investigation into an Amazon employee’s death in 2017 was handled appropriately, even though the safety violations that were initially issued were eventually dismissed. Reveal, part of the not-for-profit Center for Investigative Reporting, recently highlighted the investigation as part of a report on […]
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday said cease-and-desist letters have been sent to two news organizations — including The Indianapolis Star — in response to published reports that include accusations that his administration dismissed safety citations against Amazon as the state tried to win the company’s coveted HQ2 project.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is facing calls from Democrats to explain his role in Amazon being cleared of responsibility for a warehouse worker’s death despite initial findings of four major safety violations.
An investigation into Amazon employee injuries by a national not-for-profit journalism organization accuses Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration of absolving the online retail giant of any accountability in an Indiana worker’s death at the same time the state was bidding for the company’s coveted HQ2 project.
The H-1B may be one of the most well-known, and perhaps most desired, temporary employment visa classifications sought by US employers and foreign national students and professionals. Unfortunately for employers, a culture of “no” has taken hold at USCIS, risking employers’ ability to use the H-1B visa to fill critical positions and retain key foreign national employees.
Penske Logistics LLC has agreed to pay $350,000 in back wages and offer jobs to 99 women to settle an allegation that the company discriminated against female job applicants at its Shelbyville warehouse.
The recent partial government shutdown — the longest in United States History — left federal lawyers scrambling as the government agencies they work with were shuttered, leaving cases unresolved, hearings missed and clients uncertain.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can prohibit workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court’s conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration, not the courts, to resolve disputes.
The last few weeks have demonstrated to those saving for retirement the sudden volatility that can rattle the stock market in particular.
The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown has enabled hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to work Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks.
While employers across America paid a record amount in settlements for workplace violations last year, don’t expect it to be the beginning of a trend. Think of it more as the storm before the calm, as labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday that the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.
The regulations being issued by the Labor Department today would double to $913 a week from $455 the threshold under which salaried workers must be paid overtime. In terms of annual pay, the threshold rises to $47,476 from $23,660. The rules take effect Dec. 1.