Mark Neuberger and Larry Perlman employment attorneys at Foley & Lardner LLP, will present a one hour review of some of the more common issues that will be contributing to employers’ sleeplessness this year. Their presentation will include discussion of:
Are you asking your employees to work overtime? Thinking of changing some supervisors over to salaried pay? Deciding whether to take on a few student interns over spring break or the summer? All of these decisions carry potential wage and hour law implications. Wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or similar state law are not only costly, but they continue to be, in some parts of the country, the most commonly litigated forms of employment lawsuits in the federal court system. Seemingly logical decisions as to how to pay employees or account for hours can carry broader implications and potential liability. We will discuss the more commonly litigated claims and provide recommendations to avoid liability.
More and more companies are learning that the use of Big Data is a powerful tool to better manage your organization’s human resources. Like all new and good things, Big Data also brings the potential for increased liability. We will discuss the potential legal traps that come from using Big Data and how to avoid them.
Many employers think that because their workforce is not unionized, they can cross labor law off the list of issues to worry about. Unfortunately, there is no such respite. Did you know that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and its protections extend to most employees, even those in non-union workplaces? Seemingly unrelated employment decisions, such as whether to permit your employees to hawk their kids’ girl scout cookies on premises, or developing a policy as to employee use of Facebook can expose a company to liability under the NLRA.