Monthly Archives: June 2014

Joint-Employer Standard Could Expand NLRB’s Reach

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On May 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) solicited amicus briefs regarding a potential modification to the Board’s 30-year-old joint-employer standard. The Democratic majority on the board has made it clear that it intends to vigorously defend the rights afforded to employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) which they believe… Read More »

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What Employment and Labor Laws Apply to Flexible Work Schedules?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The benefits of introducing a flexible work schedule may be alluring for both companies and employees, but business owners would be well advised to consider the underlying legal issues of this modern day work hour alternative before pulling the trigger. While Federal labor laws do not address flextime directly, flexible work schedules are affected by the Fair Labor… Read More »

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Eleventh Circuit Recognizes Pattern of Workplace Discrimination for Discrimination Claims

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Barthelus v. G4S Government Solutions, Inc. ___ F. 3d ___ (11th Cir. May 27, 2014) Barthelus v. G4S Government Solutions, Inc. involved a former employee’s claims of discrimination and retaliation, brought pro se by former employee, Barthelus, who is black Haitian, against his former employer, G4S. In the lawsuit, Barthelus claimed he was discriminated… Read More »

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Workplace Sexual Harassment and #YesAllWomen

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In direct response to the Isla Vista shootings, where a disgruntled man killed six people and wounded 13 others before turning the gun on himself, a powerful Twitter movement was born. In the weeks leading up to his rampage, the shooter posted a series of angry and misogynistic YouTube videos as well as a… Read More »

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7 Ways to Make Your Small Business Green

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

It isn’t always easy being green…or at least that’s what it may feel like for small business owners. However, the key to success lies in leveraging one of your company’s greatest strengths–your employees. Rather than taking complete ownership of the “going green” process, share the initiative with the entire company. By involving the team,… Read More »

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