Tag: Tammy Binford

Browning-Ferris reversal calls end to uncertainty on joint employment

Employers confused over what constitutes joint employment have seen the confusion largely cleared up, thanks to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision issued December 14. The 3-2 decision overrules the Browning-Ferris decision, which broadened what could be considered a joint employment relationship. Under the Browning-Ferris decision, employers that had indirect—even potential—unexercised control over employees […]

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More probusiness NLRB on the way as Emanuel wins confirmation

by Tammy Binford As William Emanuel takes a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers will see the panel going in a more probusiness and less union-friendly direction, Board watchers say, but it will take a while before cases come up to roll back recent decisions. Emanuel, an attorney representing management in labor […]

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DOL’s New Overtime Regs Advance

by Tammy Binford The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule greatly expanding the number of workers eligible for overtime pay has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, a necessary step before the rule can be finalized.

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The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? asks Tammy Binford, writing on HrHero.com®. Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead.

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