Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Michael S. Ferrell, an experienced labor and employment lawyer who provides businesses with counseling on a variety of workforce management matters, has joined its Chicago office as a Member of the Firm. Mr. Ferrell comes to EBG from Jones Day.
Monthly Archives: March 2019
If we were guaranteed to get business every time we met someone new, we’d all be networking all the time, right?
Mr. Munnelly will analyze the latest data security developments affecting Massachusetts businesses and institutions in 2019, and provide practical guidance on the critical legal and operational measures that must be addressed in an effective information security program.
Funds and financial products
Further Royal Commission fallout
The fallout from Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry continues with proposals for legislative reform to implement some of the recommendations.
Maryland appears poised to increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years, joining California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and various local jurisdictions, including its own Montgomery County and neighboring District of Columbia.
David Clark Quoted in “Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason”
David J. Clark, Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in The New York Times, in “Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason,” by Michelle Andrews. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to look into ATO pursuing early recovery of tax debts
New DOL Opinion Letters Address State Law Residential Janitor Exemption and Participation in an Employer’s Optional Volunteer Program
On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released two opinion letters concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One letter addresses the interplay between New York State’s overtime exemption for residential janitors (colloquially referred to as apartment “supers”) and the FLSA, which does not exempt such employees, and the other addresses whether time spent participating in an employer’s optional volunteer program constitutes “hours worked” requiring compensation under the FLSA.