Archives for June 24, 2021
In 2020, non-exempt, hourly employees of Lowe’s sued the home improvement retailer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for not including payment of a one-time bonus, and payment for time spent on charitable volunteer activities, in the “regular rate” used to calculate their overtime pay. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina dismissed the suit. On June 17, 2021, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal, holding that the bonus and volunteer time pay were properly excluded from the calculation of overtime pay. McPhee v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC. The Fourth Circuit has jurisdiction over federal courts in the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that many COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted when 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. On June 15, 2021, Gov. Cuomo announced that benchmark was hit.
FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that 18 Florida-based attorneys have been selected to the 2021 list of “Florida Super Lawyers” and “Florida Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Experts will dive into that topic at the Women in HR Tech Summit at HR Tech.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to restore protections against age discrimination that had been stripped by a 2009 Supreme Court decision.
More than 150 hospital workers at Houston Methodist were fired or resigned on Tuesday after refusing to follow a policy that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In the wake of the pandemic, workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Some say they want to work less and enjoy life more. Others simply don’t want to sit in an office full-time.
The city of San Francisco said on Wednesday that it would require all 35,000 of its employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or risk losing their jobs, making it one of the largest U.S. municipalities to impose a vaccine mandate for public workers.
Jonathan Caballero made a startling discovery last year. At 27, his hair was thinning. The software developer realized that life was passing by too quickly as he was hunkered down at home in Hyattsville, Md.
The senior adviser was interviewed by New York attorney general investigators, who are looking at behavior dating back more than a decade
The former mayor of Boston has pensions, real estate and a smattering of other investments worth an estimated $2.5 million.
Workplaces that don’t prioritise mental health, fail to acknowledge and reward hard work, and place unreasonable demands on employees increase workers’ risk of depression by 300%, a year-long study conducted in Australia has found.
Last June, the Supreme Court took a major step forward on protections for LGBTQ+ workers when it handed down a landmark 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.