Posted in Wage and Hour

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages for 30 workers after investigation finds Miramar Beach restaurant violated law

The employer used a staffing agency but was considered a joint employer and liable for overtime.  MIRAMAR…

Posted in Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Former Owner of Health Care Staffing Company Indicted for Wage Fixing 

Antitrust Division Remains Committed to Prosecuting Collusion in Labor Markets A federal grand jury returned an indictment…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

What Employers Should Know About the New California Privacy Law

From JDSupra, Mark Berry and Grace Thompson disuss the requirements of a new California privay law. While…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

At Least 22 States Have Consumer Privacy Legislation Pending – Will 2022 Be the Year for More State Privacy Laws? 

From JDSupra, Deborah George discusses changes to privacy laws this year and reports that the International Association…

Posted in Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Four Individuals Indicted on Wage Fixing and Labor Market Allocation Charges

Conspiracy Aimed at Suppressing Pay for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic A federal grand jury in Portland,…

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Immigration

Justice Department Settles Claim Against California-Based Staffing Company for Favoring Temporary Visa Workers Over U.S. Workers

A staffing agency posted a job advertisement aimed exclusively at non-U.S. citizens with a specific type of…

Posted in Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Health Care Staffing Company and Executive Indicted for Colluding to Suppress Wages of School Nurses

The United States Department of Justice alleges that a healthcare staffing company manager amnd others agreed not…

Posted in Independent Contractor

Dispute Over Gig Drivers’ Independent Contractor Status Being Fought on All Fronts in Massachusetts 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the fight over the classification of gig drivers. Jeffrey…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

Major Update in Data Privacy Laws Proposed in Massachusetts

From JDSupra, Daniel Connelly, Taylor Shepherd, and Kaitlyn Sprague discuss the bill recently released by the Massachusetts…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

AGG Celebrates Data Privacy Day 2022 With 5 Key Data Privacy Considerations for Businesses 

From JDSupra, Kevin Coy and Erin Doyle offer five key parts of any data privacy program. Kevin…

Posted in Independent Contractor

Court orders Norfolk staffing agency to pay more than $7.2M in back wages, damages to 1,105 aides, nurses after federal investigation, litigation

The United States Department of Labor announced that a medical staffing agency was required to pay $7.2…

Posted in Employment Law

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Joint Employer Analysis Under the Massachusetts Wage Act 

From JDSupra, Nicholas Nesgos, Nancy Puleo, and Lauren Schaefer discuss the Masschusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s opinion that…