Three Fisher Phillips Partners Named “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys”

Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm, announces that partners Roger Quillen, Charles Caulkins and Jeff Weintraub have been selected by Human Resource Executive magazine as members of the “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” in the United States.

The magazine selected Roger, who is Chairman and Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips, and Charles, a partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office to its “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list, while Jeff was selected to the magazine’s […]

By | Jun 17, 2019 ||

Alberta Labour Law Changes Begin

Recently, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business).

Bill 2 was promised during the election to reverse some of the NDP legislative changes that made labour and employment laws more friendly to unions, less democratic, and more onerous and expensive for employers to employ workers.

If passed unchanged, Bill 2 will deliver the following changes to Albertans for the purpose of fostering job creation. It will:

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By | Jun 15, 2019 ||

June 2019 California Employment Law Notes

Strict Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively
Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l, 2019 WL 1945001 (9th Cir. 2019)

Last year, the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Ops. W. Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018), adopted the so-called “ABC test” for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor and in so doing made it much more difficult for a hirer to properly classify a worker as an independent contractor. The ABC test requires the hirer […]

By | Jun 13, 2019 ||