Employee Classification

NLRB finds at-will employment clauses live to see another day

Employers can still limit the ability of employees to change their at-will status without running afoul of the NLRA Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article, “NLRB finds at-will employment clauses live to see another day,” in the November 26 issue of Inside Counsel. In the […]

A swan song for unpaid internships?

Recent Case Filings Renew the Call to Evaluate Whether Your Interns Are Employees You might have noticed an extra bounce in your step recently as Wednesday marked the official beginning of summer. Along with extra fun, this time of year is also known for summer internships. Many employers, faced with tough economic circumstances over the […]

2013 budget approves special funding for the DOL to “Detect and Deter” the misclassification of workers as independent contractors

On February 13, 2012, President Obama announced The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget. Notably, the 2013 Budget once again includes special funding for the Department of Labor to “detect and deter” companies from misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Specifically, 14 million is budgeted for misclassification, including $10 million for grants to States to identify misclassification and […]

Jason Tremblay to present at 4-part seminar series on employment law for businesses

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay will speak at the “Employment Law for Businesses” seminars co-hosted by Arnstein & Lehr. The 4-part seminar series covers topics on  employment laws, pitfalls facing employers and easy steps to reduce liability and protect your business. The seminars will take place in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office and by […]