Dallas labor issue lawyer explains proposed Legislation: The Employee Free Choice Act

Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — The Employee Free Choice Act (“Act”) is a proposed federal law that would amend the National Labor Relations Act to enable employees to more easily form labor organizations and negotiate initial collective bargaining agreements with employers. If signed into law, the Act would require an employer to recognize a union if […]

Fifth Circuit Analyzes Employee/Independent Contractor Issue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that sales leaders for an insurance company were employees, not independent contractors. Hopkins v. Cornerstone America, No. 07-10952, available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/07/07-10952-CV0.wpd.pdf (5th Cir. Oct. 13, 2008). Fourteen former sales leaders sued for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Because the FLSA applies to […]