Author Archives: lowndes

Are Employers Required to Give Break Time to Nursing Mothers?

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 7, 2014 Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that a Wawa convenience store located in Pennsylvania violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by firing an employee…

U.S. Supreme Court Makes Moves on Affordable Care Act Cases

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE DECEMBER 10, 2013 Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the “individual mandate” portion of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  Despite that landmark legal ruling, however, the White…

OSHA Proposes Rule That Would Require Employers to Submit Workplace Injury Information to the Public

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 26, 2013 Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a proposed rule that would require employers to electronically submit to OSHA records of workplace injuries and…

DOL’s Wage & Hour Division Sends Message to Related Companies

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced that two separate but related resorts in California agreed to pay nearly $60,000 in back…

U.S. Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 19, 2013 Last week, the United States Senate voted 64 to 32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (“ENDA”), which seeks to protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees…

Breakfast Briefing: Workplace Violence & Other Misconduct

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE, MELODY B. LYNCH, &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Last week, members of our Labor & Employment Law Practice Group hosted a breakfast briefing for our clients and business partners. …

A U.S. Supreme Court Win for Employers Regarding Employer Liability Under Title VII

By:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE, TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE & HALLIE B. FISHER OCTOBER 30, 2013 In a big win for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held earlier this summer that only supervisors who have been empowered…