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California Enacts New Independent Contractor Rules

Following a unanimous decision from the California Supreme Court, the State of California is set to enact Assembly Bill 5 in January. The law is designed to tackle the often-thorny issue of whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Although its language is Read More …

Seventh Circuit Holds Student Athletes Are Not Employees Under the FLSA

There have been a bevy of legal proceedings in recent years involving National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) student athletes making various arguments with the goal of having themselves classified as employees entitled to the benefits of employment from the NCAA and the colleges and universities Read More …

Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule Changes

On May 18, 2016, I wrote the following blog entry on a series of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s governing regulations that were scheduled to take place on December 1, 2016: http://andrewgjoneslaw.com/agjlaw/unpaid-wages/department-of-labor-announces-changes-to-overtime-rules. For now, and perhaps forever, those changes are in doubt. Less Read More …

Seventh Circuit Rules That Discouraging An Employee From Taking FMLA Leave Is Actionable

Courts have routinely found that interference claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) encompass acts beyond that of a traditional discrimination/retaliation claim that requires an adverse employment action (termination, demotion, suspension, etc.). Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Read More …

The Right to Pray at Work

The interplay between religious rights and the rights of employers has been a hot button issue in Indiana and around the country.  Just recently, a situation in Colorado gained a lot of national attention.   Cargil Meat Solutions, a meat processing facility, employed a large number Read More …