22nd Annual Employment Law Update Seminar Materials

Publication Date: May 2013
Available Formats: Print
Pages: 280

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  • Recent Issues Involving Legal Ethics
  • Annual Employment Case Law Review
  • Hot Topics in FLSA Litigation
  • Hot Topics in FLSA Litigation: Independent Contractor Status, Exemptions and Remedies
  • “Physicians: Heal Thyselves” Lawyers as Employers
  • Step By Step Guide to Planning For the 2014 Employer Health Insurance Mandate
  • Where We Are and Where We Are Going In Wage Claim Enforcement and Occupational Safety and Health Compliance
  • Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Division of Labor and Employment Law Field Operations Manual
  • Labor Law That Employment Lawyers Need To Know

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a May 2013 seminar. This annual update features detailed explanation, in-depth analysis, and practical advice for both management and plaintiffs’ counsel in a number of today’s hot employment topics. Plus, a review of recent labor law developments and an annual case law update.

Table of Contents

22nd Annual Employment Law Update Seminar

RECENT ISSUES INVOLVING LEGAL ETHICS
Michael L. Rigsby

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW REVIEW
Harris D. Butler
Edward Lee Isler


HOT TOPICS IN FLSA LITIGATION
Zev Antell
Nicholas Woodfield


    The Proliferation of Misclassification of Employees as Independent
    Contractors
    
    Why Would Employers Misclassify Employees as Independent
    Contractors?
    
    What is the Downside?
    
    Who is an Employer and Who is an Employee?
    
    What Happens When the Employer Gets Caught?
    
    Unpaid Internships
    
    Relying on DOL Interpretations of Regulations and Statutes
    
    Examples of State Misclassification Legislation

HOT TOPICS IN FLSA LITIGATION:
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS, EXEMPTIONS AND REMEDIES

Paul DeCamp

“PHYSICIANS: HEAL THYSELVES”
LAWYERS AS EMPLOYERS

John M. Bredehoft
Burt H. Whitt


    I. Overview: An At-Will Employment Example
    
    II. Issues Often Encountered by Law Firms
        A. The Particular Problem of Partnership
        B. Paralegals and “Summer Associates” or Interns
        C. The Disclosure of Firm Business “Models”
        D. The Disclosure of Client Confidences
        E. The Unusual Unpopularity of Law Firms
        F. A Brief Word About Non-Competition Agreements
        E. “Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged”

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PLANNING FOR THE 2014
EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE MANDATE

John M. Peterson

WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING IN WAGE CLAIM
ENFORCEMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COMPLIANCE

Courtney M. Malveaux

    I. Changes in State Wage Claim Enforcement
        A. Statutory Authority: Code of Virginia § 40.1-29
        B. Administrative Process of Collecting Wage
        C. Current Process of Collecting Wages Owed
        D. Pros and Cons

    II. A Quick Background on a Virginia Occupational Safety and Health
    (“VOSH”) Case From Beginning to End
        A. Inspection
        B. Citation Issued Within Six Months of Occurrence of the Violation
        C. Employer Contest and Informal Conference
        D. Settlement Attempts at Regional Office Level
        E. File Forwarded to VOSH Director
        F. File Forwarded to Division of Legal Services
        G. Commission Files a Complaint
        H. Discovery
        I. Trial
        J. Post-hearing Briefs
        K. Decision
        L. Appeals

    III. Components of the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program
        A. Brief Description and Statutory Authority
        
    IV. VOSH’s Measurable Outcomes in Occupational Safety and Health
    
    V. Hazards and Industries of Emphasis in VOSH
    
    VI. Changes in How DOLI Identifies and Targets Employers on its General
    Inspection List
        A. Traditional Inspection Lists
        B. Emerging Inspection Lists
        C. Exemptions and Limitations
    
    VII. Efforts to Expand Cooperative Programs
    
    VIII. Outreach Efforts
    
    IX. Potential Ways OSHA Can Work With State Plans to Improve
    Enforcement Outcomes

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
DIVISION OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
FIELD OPERATIONS MANUAL

R. Mark Dare

    Section 1.00 Coverage
        A. Pay Periods
        B. Time of Payment
        C. Pay Stubs
        D. Moneys Collectible
        E. Moneys Uncollectible
    
    Section 2.00 Accepting Wage Complaints for Work Performed in Virginia
    
    Section 3.00 Wage Procedure (Civil)
        A. Employer Notification of Wage Claim Received
        B. Notification of Representative’s Determination
        C. Informal Conference
        D. Notification of Supervisor’s Determination
        E. Employer’s Right to Trial in Court
        F. Filing Suit When Notice of Contest is Filed
        G. Entry of Final Order
        H. Assessment of Penalties After Court Judgment for Wages, or
        Where Wages Are Paid Without Legal Action
        I. Certification of Final Orders
        J. Recording Final Orders and Closure of Case
        K. Collection of Civil Monetary Penalties, Wages, Interest and
        Attorneys’ Fees
        L. Write-Off Request for Civil Monetary Penalty
        M. Pre-Judgment Attachment
        N. Penalty Calculations; Waiver of Penalties
        O. Interest Calculation
        P. Attendance by Representatives at Court Hearings: Subpoenas
        Q. Claimant Authorization for Collection and Deduction of
        Attorney’s Fees
    
    Section 4.00 Wage Procedure (Criminal)
    
    Section 5.00 Methods of Wage Payment
    
    Section 6.00 Deceased Wage Claimants
    
    Section 7.00 Uniform Costs
    
    Section 8.00 Taken-But-Not Earned Paid Vacation Benefits and Other
    Fringes
    
    Section 9.00 Discretionary Bonuses Versus Wages
    
    Section 10.00 Executive Personnel
    
    Section 11.00 Work Performed
        A. Hours Worked
        B. Suffered or Permitted to Work
        C. Waiting Time
        D. Lectures, Meetings, and Training Programs
        E. Travel Time
        F. Sleeping Time and Certain Other Activities
        G. Adjusting Grievances, Medical Attention, Civic and Charitable
        Work and Suggestion Systems
        H. Clothes Changing and Wash-Up Time
        I. Participation in Athletic Events
        J. Fire and Disaster Drills
        K. Inspections Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act
        of 1970
        L. Homeworker’s Travel
    
    Section 12.00 Trainees
    
    Section 13.00 Employee vs. Subcontractor/Independent Agent
    
    Section 14.00 Payroll Deductions and Forfeiture of Wages
    
    Section 15.00 Assisting Wage Complainants in Filing Proof of Claim Forms
    for Unpaid Wages

LABOR LAW THAT EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS NEED TO KNOW
Lynn F. Jacob
David E. Nagle

Authors

Michael L. Rigsby

Harris D. Butler

Edward Lee Isler

Zev Antell

Nicholas Woodfield

Paul DeCamp

John M. Bredehoft

Burt H. Whitt

John M. Peterson

Courtney M. Malveaux

R. Mark Dare

Lynn F. Jacob

David E. Nagle

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