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Pro Tennis Player’s Outburst Provides Employment At-Will Lesson

Employment

Posted by Kenneth N. Winkler on September 5, 2017 Italian professional tennis player Fabio Fognini was suspended from the U.S. Open this week after he committed three separate unsportsmanlike incidents during his first–round loss. The most egregious outburst was cursing at the chair umpire and calling her a whore in Italian. I do not know…

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Federal Judge Strikes Down FLSA White-Collar Exemption Salary Test

Employment

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 BREAKING: federal judge strikes down FLSA white-collar exemption salary test Ding, dong, the DOL’s salary test for white collar exemptions is dead (sort of). A Texas federal judge has held that the Department of Labor improperly used a salary-level test to determine which white-collar workers are exempt from overtime compensation. In…

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Court of Appeals Blocks Uber, Lyft and Other For-Hire Drivers from Unionizing

By Onik’a Gilliam / August 31, 2017 On August 29, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit temporarily blocked implementation of a City of Seattle ordinance that would allow Uber and Lyft and other for-hire drivers to unionize and negotiate contract terms.  The injunction follows a district court judge’s order dismissing one…