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Harley Storrings featured on WIOD radio providing legal tips for workplace holiday parties

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Harley Storrings

Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings was recently featured in a radio segment on WIOD Newsradio 610 regarding legal tips for workplace holiday parties. The segment states that companies should be careful in throwing holiday parties, make efforts to limit the amount of alcohol employees consume, consider shutting down the bar an hour before the party ends and provide transportation home. Mr. Storrings comments that it is helpful to include spouses or other family members of the employee at a holiday party to make the employee more responsible, as they tend to have more control when a family member is around.

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Harley Storrings’ comments on businesses using volunteers and interns reappears in BusinessNewsDaily.com

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Harley Storrings

Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings’ quote in a September 21 article on FoxBusiness.com, titled “Using Volunteers, Interns to Save? It Could Cost You,” was reworked into a list of tips in a September 26 article for BusinessNewsDaily.com. The article was titled “Tips for Hiring Interns and Volunteers.” The article posts Mr. Storrings’ tips for employers who are thinking of hiring interns and volunteers as free labors and explains the risks and back-pay penalties faced by small businesses if they try to avoid the labor rules.

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Harley Storrings quoted in FoxBusiness.com on businesses using volunteers/interns

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Harley Storrings

Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings was quoted in a September 21 article on FoxBusiness.com, titled “Using Volunteers, Interns to Save? It Could Cost You.” The article discusses the labor laws for hiring volunteers and interns, and the risks and back-pay penalties that will be faced by small businesses if they try to skirt the rules. Mr. Storrings is quoted extensively throughout the article and comments that the federal government is very strict as far as when someone crosses the line into being an employee; someone who is volunteering should be working primarily for their own benefit or a humanitarian reason as opposed to trying to benefit the employer.

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Harley Storrings quoted in Society for Human Resource Management newsletter on FLSA lawsuits

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Harley Storrings

Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings was quoted in the July issue of The Society for Human Resource Management newsletter. The article, titled “FLSA: The Dinosaur in the Room,” discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the increase in lawsuits as the law has increasingly fallen out of step with the modern workplace. Regarding off-the-clock work, Mr. Storrings comments that broad interpretations of what constitutes de minimis work are problematic because in many cases responding to certain e-mails and phone calls immediately is imperative.

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