Beginning in approximately 2009, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) began a crackdown on misclassification of workers. In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) joined the effort. Under an agreement between the two departments, the DOL will provide information to the IRS for investigation of potential misclassification.
A business recently asked us about the Alabama firearms-in-the-workplace law, found at § 13A-11-90 of the Code of Alabama 1975. Concern about firearms in the workplace is certainly rational because of recent shootings at workplaces, as well as at pla
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, a case we have been tracking over the last year. The ruling expands the scope of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to allow claims against lo
On August 24, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) changed its approach to investigating compensation discrimination. The OFCCP issued Directive 2018-05 entitled “Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Comp
In a case decided just last month, a federal court in Alabama illustrated the potential risk of making a fairly simple mistake under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Summary of facts The plaintiff-employee was hired as a full-time materials handl
On February 1, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent out 1,000 corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs). These letters notify a contractor that it will be audited for comp