On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board issued a highly anticipated decision regarding the rights of unions to represent the employees of temporary staffing agencies. In the case involving Brown-Ferris Industries (BFI), the union representing BFI employees sought to represent employees of Leadpoint Business Services, which provided temporary employees to BFI.Read more
They say the best defense is a good offense. Join Carl at the Workers’ Compensation Playbook session, co-presented by Bugbee & Conkle, at the Holiday Inn Express in Perrysburg Ohio on September 10, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This free event offers 3.25 HRCI credits and a wealth of knowledge from professionals with significant workers’ compensation experience. Please see the full flyer and registration button below.Read more
DOL’s New Regulations Regarding “Exempt” Employees
On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed regulations that dramatically change the criteria by which employees qualify as “exempt” from the overtime requirements of federal law. The regulations affect what are commonly known as “white collar” employees, those engaged in executive, administrative, professional and outside sales positions.
We covered it last year, but a recent Supreme Court decision has changed the law of the land. On October 1st, Bugbee & Conkle’s employment lawyers will review the Obergefell decision and its legal implications in the workplace. Register now for our Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio or contact a member of our labor and employment defense team if you have any questions.
In January, 2014, Northwestern University grant-in-aid scholarship football players filed a petition for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board’s Region 13 office seeking representation by the College Athletes Players Association for the purpose of collective bargaining. In March, 2014, the Board’s Regional Director for Region 13 found the football players were statutory employees. The school requested review of the Regional Director’s decision.Read more