Over the past year, Netflix has provided the world with hours of binge-worthy content—from the likes of Tiger King to Cobra Kai. So, who would have guessed one of the largest subscription streaming services in the world is now also providing us with a very useful employment tactic?
A federal judge in New York has ruled against major parts of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) employer-friendly rule on joint employment.
Due to the lack of televised sporting events in the United States, I have recently been reduced to catching up on shows that have been collecting dust in my various watch lists. One such show is HBO’s hit comedy Insecure, which follows Issa, an African-American woman, as she navigates the highs and lows of her professional and personal life, all while managing her own insecurities while living in the heart of Los Angeles.
The traditional lines between contractors and employees are fading fast as outsourcing continues to gain popularity. The “gig” economy leads people to pursue freelance careers, working several jobs or maintaining a “side hustle.” Technological advancements allow more flexibility in where, when, and how jobs are completed, further blurring traditional distinctions between contractors and employees. Yet […]
On January 12, 2020, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) announced the release of a final rule clarifying issues surrounding joint employment, which is of particular interest to employers that use staffing agencies, have franchise relationships, and use subcontractors. The effective date of the new rule is March 16, 2020.
Sticks and stones may break some bones, but harassment can hurt forever.” So begins the appellate opinion of Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson in Franchina v. City of Providence. In elegant though shocking prose, the judge recounts the trial court’s disturbing findings regarding the harassing conduct the employee in this case was subjected to during her […]
Changes to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act mean employers have a new option for recovering the cost of items not returned by employees upon separation of employment.
Do you realize that every one of us has a psychological contract with our organization? The psychological contract is a concept that describes the understandings, beliefs, and commitments that exist between an employee and an employer. Although it is unwritten and intangible, it represents the mutual expectations that are felt between the two. The psychological […]
The Washington Supreme Court recently held that job applicants have a claim under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when a prospective employer refuses to hire them in retaliation for their opposition to discrimination by a different employer.
by Cindy Switzer In a recent decision – Peterson v. The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of BC, 2017 BCHRT 21 (CanLII) – the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal considered whether a corporate director who was told he could not serve a second term on the company’s board because he was over 69 years old, ought […]