Recent DOL Guidance Spotlights Joint Employer Issue, Misclassification of Employees

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) over the last couple of years has issued clarification guidance on several occasions on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The newest guidance on January 20, 2016 stressed the broad definition of “employment” under the FLSA and the agency’s belief that many workers […]

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Loading Dock Safety and Preventing Employee Slip & Fall Injuries

Loading docks present a number of significant risks, not at all surprising when considering the volume of traffic that takes place at these locations, as well as the variety of personnel who are required to work in the area. As there are too many hazards to address in one article, the following focuses on slips […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Shipping

The Easing of Iranian Trade Sanctions and What It Means for U.S. Business

On July 14, 2015, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany reached a historic nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA). As a result, comprehensive international sanctions restricting dealings with Iran and Iranian entities were substantially eased. The lifting of sanctions was primarily “secondary” and applicable […]

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