2017 Holiday Survival Guide In our last article we talked about mastering the art of small talk and socializing. Today in the last of our four-part series we offer a few thoughts on how to politely disengage or gracefully end a conversation in any social setting. POLITELY DISENGAGING With just a few weeks left before […]

National Labor Relations Board Reverses Obama Era Joint-Employer Ruling

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has overturned an Obama era broadening of the definition of ‘joint-employer’ under the National Labor Relations Act. Returning to a pre-Browning Ferris standard, “proof of indirect control, contractually-reserved control that has never been exercised, or control that is limited and routine will [no longer] be sufficient to […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update

EEOC Launches public portal for online filing of workplace claims of discrimination, harassment or retaliation. As part of its mission to protect against workplace harassment, discrimination or retaliation based on protected classifications the EECO launched its public portal online reporting system on November 1, 2017. The new online system will aid workers in inquiring, reporting, […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Decision Announced

DACA Program Rescinded! Echoing similar thoughts of confusion, uncertainty, and anger around the nation, California employees and employers contemplate the far reaching effects of today’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program decision. Memorandum on Rescission of DACA.   Today’s decision to rescind the 2012 Obama era DACA program throws the status of an estimated […]

FLSA Overtime Rule Issue Resolved!

Texas Judge makes final ruling on previously stayed Overtime Rule! The Obama era Overtime Rule issue has been resolved with a final ruling from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant. The District Court’s ruling granted summary judgment in favor of litigants challenging the 2016 changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act increasing minimum annual salary requirements […]

SAFFIRE LEGAL Takes On Sexual Harassment

On today’s Valentine’s Day edition of Radio UCI’s Ask A Leader (88.9fm), SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC Founder and Principal attorney Teresa A. McQueen, joins host Claudia Shambaugh to discuss how her niche practice gives special expertise to employers and employees toward preventing sexual harassment at the workplace. Click here to listen to the podcast of this […]