Author: Littler Mendelson,Littler Mendelson P.c.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Category: Business & Economics
View: 9522The Wage and Hour Answer Book provides guidance that will save you valuable time and help you stay in compliance, including: Real-world, detailed examples that simplify complicated overtime pay, hours worked, and other calculations Tips and precautions to help you avoid non-compliance Insightful discussions of gray and evolving areas so you can intelligently plan for the future Fully up-to-date citations to controlling regulations and case law And more! Wage and Hour Answer Book gives you authoritative, plain-English explanations of how and - when - the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other wage and hour laws govern the employer-employee relationship, and what may happen when violations occur. Wage and Hour Answer Book, 2014 Edition has been updated to include: Coverage of two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving antitrust cases may have a substantial impact on wage and hour class actions: Comcast Corp. v. Behrend and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant Evaluation of whether certain employees, students, and/or volunteers are excluded from coverage under the FLSA Analysis of when a joint employment relationship exists under the FLSA The factors found sufficient to establish retail store managers as exempt executives New developments regarding the administrative exemption, including insurance investigators Further analysis of the creative professional exemption Cases analyzing overtime exemptions for non-white-collar employees, such as seasonal amusement or recreational establishment employees, domestic companions, and automobile dealership employees Analysis of what preliminary and postliminary activities--such as donning and doffing clothing and equipment, training, and commuting--may be compensable work time Further assessment of when police officers who care for and train police animals are working The permissible use of a change in an employer's workweek to reduce overtime costs Additional explanation of an employer's recordkeeping obligations The DOL's withdrawal of its proposed regulations regarding the parental exemption to child labor obligations Added discussion on the treatment of holiday pay and health, welfare, and pension payments for employers subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act Additional discussion of which government contracts are covered by the Davis-Bacon Act How the DOL's strategic vision, first announced in 2010, has changed its enforcement activity Updated statistics regarding the two-pronged offensive against employers--the continued rise of private suits alleging FLSA violations and the increased enforcement of wage payment obligations by the DOL A greater understanding of how courts may treat class action waivers in arbitration agreements in the FLSA context The recent decisions which increase the damages due when an employee is misclassified as exempt New cases concerning plaintiffs' ability to certify collective actions under the FLSA Refinement of the specificity required to raise an affirmative defense in an answer New cases under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act that shed new light on an employer's obligations to itinerant workers Updated contact information for federal and state wage and hour offices
Trends in Working Hours, Laws, and Policies in a Global Comparative Perspective
Author: Jon C. Messenger,Sangheon Lee,Deirdre McCann
Category: Business & Economics
View: 669First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Baris Soyer,Andrew Tettenborn
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 1225Written by a team of top academics and highly-experienced legal practitioners, this is a very complex area of law. It provides both a critical analysis on contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, and an in-depth account of the numerous liability regimes inherently connected to offshore operations. ? Key features of Offshore Contracts and Liabilities: Detailed insight into contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, including Supplytime and Heavycon In-depth analysis of the current liability regimes with clear reference to contemporary industry practice Thorough examination of the current state of the law from national, regional and international perspectives Up-to-date coverage of hot topics such as liability for offshore installations, knock-for knock agreements in offshore contracts and recently-developed new standard forms, such as Windtime. ? This book is an indispensable guide for legal practitioners, academics and industry professionals worldwide
Author: Charles R. McManis,Burton Ong
View: 6903This volume provides a reference textbook and comprehensive compilation of multifaceted perspectives on the legal issues arising from the conservation and exploitation of non-human biological resources. Contributors include leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners reviewing a range of socio-legal issues concerning the relationships between humankind and the natural world. The Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law includes chapters on fundamental and cutting-edge issues, including discussion of major legal instruments such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol. The book is divided into six distinct parts based around the major objectives which have emerged from legal frameworks concerned with protecting biodiversity. Following introductory chapters, Part II examines issues relating to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, with Part III focusing on access and benefit-sharing. Part IV discusses legal issues associated with the protection of traditional knowledge, cultural heritage and indigenous human rights. Parts V and VI focus on a selection of intellectual property issues connected to the commercial exploitation of biological resources, and analyse ethical issues, including viewpoints from economic, ethnobotanical, pharmaceutical and other scientific industry perspectives.
Impact, Enforcement Strategies and National Legal Systems
Author: Willem van Boom,Amandine Garde
View: 8918One of the most important EU consumer protection directives of the past decade, the 2005 Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, or UCPD, is brought under examination in this stimulating volume. Bringing together leading experts in the comparative law and consumer law domain, the book discusses the impact of the Directive and whether the many possible issues identified at its inception have been borne out in practice. Divided into four parts of 'Implementation, Approximation and Harmonization', 'Vulnerability', 'The UCP Directive and Other Regimes', and finally 'Enforcement', the volume examines the various policy developments, the growing body of case law, the decisions of relevant national enforcement authorities, as well as the legislative debates which have surrounded the implementation of the UCPD in Member States. This book provides a valuable assessment of the impact of a major EU directive almost ten years after its adoption, and as such will be of interest to academics, legal practitioners and the judiciary working in the areas of European and Consumer law.
Perspectives from Social Science and Law
Author: Nicola K. Gale,Jean V. McHale
Category: Social Science
View: 4537The provision and use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been growing globally over the last 40 years. As CAM develops alongside - and sometimes integrates with - conventional medicine, this handbook provides the first major overview of its regulation and professionalization from social science and legal perspectives. The Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine draws on historical and international comparative research to provide a rigorous and thematic examination of the field. It argues that many popular and policy debates are stuck in a polarized and largely asocial discourse, and that interdisciplinary social science perspectives, theorising diversity in the field, provide a much more robust evidence base for policy and practice in the field. Divided into four sections, the handbook covers: analytical frameworks power, professions and health spaces risk and regulation perspectives for the future. This important volume will interest social science and legal scholars researching complementary and alternative medicine, professional identify and health care regulation, as well as historians and health policymakers and regulators.
the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland
Author: Ditlev Tamm,Helle Vogt
View: 4995The Danish medieval laws: the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland contains translations of the four most important medieval Danish laws written in the vernacular. The main texts are those of the Law of Scania, the two laws of Zealand – Valdemar’s and Erik’s – and the Law of Jutland, all of which date from the early thirteenth century. The Church Law of Scania and three short royal ordinances are also included. These provincial laws were first written down in the first half of the thirteenth century and were in force until 1683, when they were replaced by a national law. The laws, preserved in over 100 separate manuscripts, are the first extended texts in Danish and represent a first attempt to create a Danish legal language. The book starts with a brief but thorough introduction to the history of Denmark in the thirteenth century, covering the country, the political setting and the legal context in which the laws were written. There follows the translated text from each province, preceded by a general introduction to each area and an introduction to the translation offering key contextual information and background on the process of translating the laws. An Old Danish-English glossary is also included, along with an annotated glossary to support the reading of the translations. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of medieval Scandinavian legal history.
Rules and Order
Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 2065This volume represents the first section of F. A. Hayek's comprehensive three-part study of the relations between law and liberty. Rules and Order constructs the framework necessary for a critical analysis of prevailing theories of justice and of the conditions which a constitution securing personal liberty would have to satisfy.
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Category: Adirondack Mountains Region (N.Y.)
View: 2435A drug policy is a crucial ingredient in every country's national health strategy as it provides a strategic framework to identify goals and commitments. This publication discusses the key components of such a policy. Issues covered include: the selection of essential drugs, affordability; finance and supply; regulation and quality assurance; rational use; research; human resources; monitoring and evaluation.
Author: Melvyn Freeman,Soumitra Pathare,World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
View: 5274This publication highlights key issues and principles to be considered in the drafting, adoption and implementation of mental health legislation and best practice in mental health services. It contains examples of diverse experiences and practices, as well as extracts of laws and other legal documents from a range of different countries, and a checklist of key policy components. Three main elements of effective mental health legislation are identified, relating to context, content and process.
Author: Luc De Wulf,Jose B. Sokol
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
View: 9762Trade integration contributes substantially to economic development and poverty alleviation. In recent years much progress was made to liberalize the trade regime, but customs procedures are often still complex, costly and non-transparent. This situation leads to misallocation of resources. 'Customs Modernization Handbook' provides an overview of the key elements of a successful customs modernization strategy and draws lessons from a number of successful customs reforms as well as from customs reform projects that have been undertaken by the World Bank. It describes a number of key import procedures, that have proved particularly troublesome for customs administrations and traders, and provides practical guidelines to enhance their efficiency. The Handbook also reviews the appropriate legal framework for customs operations as well as strategies to combat corruption.
Ethical, Political and Legal Problems
Author: Zahra Meghani
Category: Social Science
View: 7096This volume makes the case for the fair treatment of female migrant workers from the global South who are employed in wealthy liberal democracies as care workers, domestic workers, home health workers, and farm workers. An international panel of contributors provide analyses of the ethical, political, and legal harms suffered by female migrant workers, based on empirical data and case studies, along with original and sophisticated analyses of the complex of systemic, structural factors responsible for the harms experienced by women migrant workers. The book also proposes realistic and original solutions to the problem of the unjust treatment of women migrant workers, such as social security systems that are transnational and tailored to meet the particular needs of different groups of international migrant workers.
Claims, Judgments and Damages
Author: Michael Howard,John Knott,John Kimbell
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 4977Currency fluctuation, currency wars and even potential currency collapse (the Euro, the Bitcoin) are all risks that commercial parties must consider and guard against. This book gathers together in one volume all the information and advice practitioners are likely to need when advising on, advancing or defending claims involving a foreign currency element. The determination of the proper currency (or currencies) of a claim often has a dramatic effect on the level of a court judgment or arbitration award that is ultimately obtained. It is, therefore, vital for practitioners to accurately assess claims which involve a foreign currency element. The authors guide the reader through the legal principles governing how foreign currency claims are treated in English law. The book covers both the treatment of foreign currency in substantive law as well as such procedural matters as how to claim interest correctly on a foreign currency claim and how to plead, prove or disprove the applicability of a particular currency. This book is an invaluable and essential resource for all lawyers involved in international commerce, but will be of particular interest to those engaged in international finance, commodity transactions, international shipping and transport, and the insurance of assets and liabilities abroad. "Those who practise in this country need guidance in navigating the tricky waters that The Despina R unleashed. This excellent book provides that guidance." The authors "have been uniquely well placed to meet the challenge of analysing what is a perplexing body of jurisprudence, and to suggest principled answers to currency issues that have not yet been the subject of judicial decision. They consider not merely claims in contract and tort, but every type of claim that might raise an issue in relation to a foreign currency." The Rt Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG, PC, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, 2009-2012
Category: Political Science
View: 7472This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.
Author: Barry Rodger,Angus MacCulloch
View: 9390Competition law, at both the EC and UK levels, plays an important and ever-increasing role in regulating the conduct of businesses. Based on the premise that open and fair competition is good for both consumers and businesses, competition law prevents businesses from entering into anti-competitive agreements and from abusing their dominant market position. Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK looks at how competition law affects business, including: co-ordinated actions; pricing behaviour; take-overs and mergers; and state subsidies. It provides a clear guide to and outline of the general policies behind, and the main provisions of EC and UK competition law. Information is presented within a structured framework, complete with a glossary of useful terminology. This fourth edition has been revised and updated to take into account developments since publication of the previous edition, including expanded coverage of the regulation of cartels, the development of private enforcement, the consideration of IP issues in Microsoft, and extended discussion of UK competition Law.