"If you deliver the baby before 39 weeks, then there's an increased risk of medical problems," said study co-author Dr. Robert Silver, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Utah Health. "Once you get to 39 weeks, the baby's developed enough that there's really no benefit" to holding off. … [Read more...] about Choosing to induce labor at 39 weeks reduces risk of C-sections, study finds
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After a bench trial, the trial court concluded that the Labor Code guarantees one day of rest on a rolling basis for any seven consecutive days, but that the plaintiffs were exempt from this guarantee because they had worked at least one shift of six hours or less during each rolling seven-day period. Moreover, the district court found no liability because Nordstrom did not “cause” the plaintiffs to forgo the “day of rest” as there was no evidence of force or coercion. The plaintiffs appealed and the Ninth Circuit certified the following three unsettled questions to the California Supreme Court: … [Read more...] about California Supreme Court Clarifies Labor Code’s ‘Day of Rest’ Provisions
The problem with this argument, of course, is that the evidence at trial showed that over 100 customers cancelled their policies with American Family after receiving his communications – including the communication about “quotes that will make you smile.” The evidence likewise demonstrated that the employee sold at least 591 policies that replaced the cancelled American Family policies and the rate of cancellation for the employee was double that of other departing American Family agents. In other words, while he may not have actively and directly told the customers to cancel their American Family contracts, his promise to give his customers smile-inducing quotes couldn’t really be interpreted as anything other than an incentive to cancel in order to get a better deal. And while this is perfectly acceptable from the customer’s perspective, it didn’t quite pass muster under a basic breach of contract analysis. … [Read more...] about Post-Employment Covenants: Is an Inducement to Smile An Inducement to Cancel?
The state officials named in the lawsuit responded by filing a motion to dismiss. On March 31, 2014, Eastern District of Michigan District Court Judge Stephen J. Murphy granted the State’s motion as to some parts of the law and upheld the key provision in the Right to Work law that prohibits requiring employees to pay money to a labor organization as a condition of employment, since Section 14(b) of the National Labor Relations Act specifically allows states to regulate this issue. … [Read more...] about A Mixed Bag of Tricks for Michigan’s Right to Work Law
3. Assess the Impact of Change School districts must keep in mind that maintaining historical distinctions in pay grades or ranges, ensuring you remain competitive in the marketplace, balancing the new level of pay with expectations for performance, as well as understanding the employee's perspective of what it means to be salaried versus hourly, are all important considerations in payroll and personnel practices. School districts should be aware of the potential for reclassification to result in salary compression between exempt and nonexempt employee categories that may deter employees from advancement into exempt, supervisory positions. That is, if a nonexempt employee can earn overtime which sufficiently increases the employee's salary to the same level as a supervisory employee, the employee may be deterred from advancement due to the higher earning potential as a nonexempt employee. … [Read more...] about FLSA Playbook on Overtime Regulations: The Trick Play