NLRB GC’s McDonald’s Ruling May Have “Super-Sized” Consequences

In an announcement that sent shockwaves through the business community this summer, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) determined that McDonald’s, USA, LLC, the parent company of the McDonald’s franchise, was a “joint employer,” along with its franchisees, for purposes of liability under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and, as […]

New York Executive Order 38 and State Agency Regulations on State-Funded Executive Compensation

New York Executive Order 38, “Limits on State-Funded Administrative Costs and Executive Compensation,” which Governor Cuomo issued in May 2013, promises to affect both business and non-profit entities that receive taxpayer dollars to provide healthcare services to New Yorkers. Executive Order 38 required thirteen State agencies to promulgate regulations, all of which took effect July […]

Threatening Discipline for False Complaints

Employers sometimes wonder what recourse they have against a current employee who’s filed a false claim of discrimination against the company. The answer tends to be very little. This isn’t because the law favors false discrimination claims, but because it’s very hard to prove malicious intent, government agencies are seldom moved by a company’s protestations […]

New Sick Leave Laws Create Challenges for Many Employers

On August 30, the California legislature passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act, which requires most employers in the state to provide a minimum of three paid sick days to covered employees. Governor Scott Brown has publicly endorsed the bill and is expected to sign it. California joins Connecticut as the second state to mandate […]