Recordkeeping During Natural Disasters

Submitted by Ali Law Group PC on November 2, 2016 Did you know the FLSA’s recordkeeping requirements still apply during natural disasters? It’s true. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not provide any relief from its record-keeping requirements due to weather-related emergencies. Thus, employers must still maintain accurate records of time worked. As nonexempt … Read more

Orlando Judge Rules in Favor of Disney in H-1B Racketeering Suits

Submitted by Ali Law Group PC on October 18, 2016 A federal judge in Orlando, Florida dismissed lawsuits by former Walt Disney Company employees claiming that Disney and the outsourcing firms it contracted with made false statements on certifications for H-1B temporary visas and conspired to violate visa laws. H-1B visas are intended for foreigners … Read more

When Corporate Security Policies Conflict with Labor Laws

Submitted by Ali Law Group PC on August 9, 2016 Bridgewater Associates is under scrutiny for what has been described as a culture of surveillance and intimidation. Bridgewater manages billions of dollars and is the world’s largest hedge fund. A Bridgewater employee for five years, Christopher Tarui filed a complaint in January alleging that he … Read more

Court Bans the Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Submitted by Ali Law Group PC on July 12, 2016 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation turns up the pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to address the issue of the enforceability of class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements. The court in Lewis … Read more

States Seek Restrictions for Noncompete Agreements

Submitted by Ali Law Group PC on July 5, 2016 Nearly one fifth of the nation’s work force are subject to mobility-restricting noncompete agreements, however, several states are now looking to free workers from these agreements. On June 29, 2016, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted unanimously 150-0 to pass a bill on noncompete reform. … Read more

EEOC Settles Background Check Litigation with BMW

The EEOC recently entered a settlement agreement with BMW for $1.6 million stemming from a lawsuit the EEOC filed in July 2013 alleging that BMW violated Title VII by implementing and utilizing a criminal background policy that allegedly disproportionately screened out African Americans from jobs, and rejected job applicants with convictions without considering whether the … Read more

Uber Challenges Class Certification

Submitted by Ali Law Group PC on July 20, 2015 Drivers for Uber, the ride service, filed a class action lawsuit claiming they have been misclassified as independent contractors and are entitled to be reimbursed for expenses and improperly withheld tips. Uber has countered, filing a motion to oppose the certification of a class-action lawsuit. … Read more