Sep 22, 2016

Reverse Discrimination Is Also Against The Law

  An interesting case was decided recently by the New Mexico Court of Appeals.  A woman named Natalie Garcia was a school bus driver for the Hatch Valley Public School System.  The town of Hatch is known for its phenomenal …

May 31, 2016

New Federal Overtime Rule: Does It Impact You?

The Final Rule: Raises the annual salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476, or from $455 to $913 per week for executive, administrative and professional white collar exemptions from the overtime provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This change mainly …

Mar 29, 2016

Employees Use Class Actions to Get Wages Under FLSA From Employer

  On March 22, 2016, a case involving Tyson Foods resulted in a win for consumers. Tyson Food employees who kill, cut and retrim pork have to wear protective gear as part of their job safety requirements. The employees were …

Sep 04, 2015

Owed Overtime: It Depends On If You Are An Employee Or Not

Seven technicians sued DIRECTV alleging that they are joint employees of DIRECTV and its service provider, Multiband, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They routinely worked more than 40 hours a week, but were not paid the overtime as …

May 22, 2015

Enforcing Trade Secrets Against Former Employees

A medical supply manufacturer sued a former employee and the startup company he founded after leaving the company. The manufacturer made highly specialized medical equipment which was the strongest and smallest equipment of its type in the world. The former …

Oct 29, 2013

Disabilities Should Not Stand in the Way of Success in the Workplace

Governor Hassan has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month

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