Peter Dagostine

Peter Dagostine

Peter Dagostine represents private and public employers in labor relations, labor and employment law, and related litigation. Peter counsels employers with respect to various labor issues, including preventive labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance resolution, unfair labor practice proceedings, administrative proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, union avoidance, and defense of unfair labor practice charges. He also advises employers on a wide range of employment law issues in the workplace, including harassment, retaliation, discrimination, hours of work and wages, wrongful discharge, employee discipline, discharge and management, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, and unemployment. See his full bio.

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NLRB Pursues Rulemaking to Address Joint-Employer Standard

Whether a general contractor or subcontractor is a joint employer with another company on a construction project for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act can have significant legal and practical consequences, including, but not limited to, potential union bargaining obligations, liability for unfair labor practices committed by a joint employer, and potential impact on … Continue Reading

Are Construction Project Supervisors Exempt from the FLSA’s Overtime Requirements?

The Answer:  It depends on the facts and circumstances of each case. However, two recent reissued opinion letters from the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) provide construction companies with guidance regarding the issue of whether project superintendents and project supervisors are exempt administrative  employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act … Continue Reading

District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Majority of Department of Labor “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Final Rule

On October 24, 2016, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas preliminarily enjoined the majority of the Department of Labor’s Final Rule implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13673 that imposed reporting requirements of specified labor law violations on federal government contractors and subcontractors. The Executive Order provided that contractors and subcontractors for federal … Continue Reading

President Barack Obama’s Labor Day Gift to Labor: Paid Sick Leave for Employees on Federal Contracts

This week’s post is brought to us by Peter Dagostine, our colleague in Robinson+Cole’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. President Obama signed an Executive Order, on Labor Day earlier this week, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide employees with up to seven days or more of paid sick leave per year. Employer Requirements … Continue Reading