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PA and DOL Collaborate in Employee Misclassification Enforcement Efforts.

This post was written by Jennifer G. Betts of Ogletree Deakins’ Pittsburgh Office.   On August 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”). The MOU was designed to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent … Continue Reading

Lawyers: Here are five things you can do right now to increase mindfulness.

(Brought to you by the Number 5, and Sesame Street’s Count von Count.)   Here’s an incident to which almost every lawyer can relate: Your out-of-town trial (or client meeting, or high-profile presentation) starts in three days. You’re packing files, luggage, and one last cup of coffee for the trip to the airport. You’re running a … Continue Reading

Un-Safe Harbor Ahead: the Electronic Transfer of Personal Data has Hit Stormy Weather.

More than two years after the Edward Snowden leaks, the effects still linger. Most recently, those effects were felt on October 6, 2015, in a decision issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (“Safe Harbor”) – a decision which has companies that regularly transfer personal data from … Continue Reading

Once more into the (data privacy) breach. . . .!

This post is excerpted from an article Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach, written by Timothy G. Verrall (Houston), Stephen A. Riga (Indianapolis), and Danielle Vanderzanden (Boston), which appeared on Ogletree Deakins Blog. On February 5, 2015, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers … Continue Reading

Employment Law Carnival – The A to Z List

Law Partners Maria Danaher, Editor of Employment Law Matters, and Mary Wright, Guest Blogger (both of Ogletree Deakins), offer up this month’s Employment Law Carnival. Here is our A to Z list of legal pickings from around the ‘Net.   is for the ADA Eric B. Meyer, The Employer Handbook, The Firefighter Afraid of Fighting … Continue Reading