Labor Days

News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s labor and employment practice

Enforcing Your Workplace Violence Policy? Not So Fast, According to the NLRB

In what some may consider a stunning decision, the NLRB recently held in Care One at Madison Avenue, LLC, 361 NLRB No. 159, that an employer’s enforcement of its workplace violence policy violated its employees’…

Be Right The First Time - Employers Must Ensure That Their Policies Describe FMLA Rights Properly In The First Instance

The Sixth Circuit has recently taught us the old lesson that employer policies must be in line with the law on a given point, or else employers risk granting employees rights that they wouldn’t otherwise want to grant,…

D.C.’s Wage Theft Amendment Takes Effect February 26, Imposes New Notice and Hours Recording Obligations on Employers

In September 2014, the Council of the District of Columbia enacted the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (the “Amendment’). The Amendment takes effect on Thursday and amends four D.C. employment law statutes,…

Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, Shows Love To Employees By Finally Enacting Paid Sick Leave

Joining the ranks of states and local municipalities enacting paid sick leave, the Philadelphia City Council passed the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance on February 12, 2015, making it the 17 th…

Payless Pays More in Connecticut FLSA Settlement with Store Managers Seeking Overtime Wages

Following on the increase in wage class actions, this week brings us a hefty settlement for shoe retailer, Payless Shoesource Inc. Last March, former Payless store managers filed suit in Connecticut federal court,…