Three Strauss Troy Attorneys To Present At National Business Institute Seminars December 8th

Three Strauss Troy Attorneys will present at upcoming National Business Institute (NBI) seminars.

When Are Unpaid Internships Legal & Right? Learn How Both Organization& Student Can Benefit

Internships are great avenues toward a career – they give you experience, training and an impressive block of text on your resume. Are these benefits really worth free labor from the student’s perspective, and is the free labor legal? Here’s what you need to know. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there are six different circumstances under …Read More

Could Safer Screening & Hiring PracticesHave Prevented Navy Yard Shooting?

Employers Are Ultimately Responsible For Safe Hiring When tragedy strikes, we all ask why? In the recent case of the Navy Yard shooting, many are asking, “why did the background screening of Aaron Alexis tragically fail?” “I don’t think the background check failed; I think the process failed,” Jason Morris, president of background-screening provider EmployeeScreenIQ, …Read More

Buyers of Defunct Companies’ Assets May Face Unwelcome Surprise

Strauss Troy Labor And Employment Attorney John Fischer To Present

If you buy a defunct company, from its bank or out of receivership or bankruptcy, make sure that you aren’t liable for any actual, or alleged, labor and employment law violations of the old company. The burden of proof is on you — even with an asset purchase and hold-harmless agreements. Federal courts can simply ignore these.
Often, labor and employment law’s “federal successor liability rules” actually trump state business laws and contracts designed to protect buyers.

Attorney John Fischer, Contributing Editor For Two Recent Labor And Employment Publications

Strauss Troy Labor And Employment Attorney John Fischer To Present

John Fischer, a member of the Strauss Troy Labor | Employment Law practice group, recently served as  a contributing editor for the recently published Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition, 2012 Cumulative Supplement. John was a past contributing editor for the initial Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition and the 2011 Supplement. The Fair Labor …Read More

Business-Oriented Human Resources Audits Are Both Preventive And Proactive

John Fischer, Labor & Employment Law, Developing Labor Law Text Book

The most successful companies foresee, plan for, and take advantage of business opportunities before their competition. They also identify and make sure that they are well-prepared to avoid, or manage successfully, potential future problems, including legal problems, which could sabotage their taking full advantage of current or future business opportunities. Strauss Troy’s approach to conducting …Read More