Category: Labor & Employment

Nov 23

In May 2016, we wrote about the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) newly approved Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. In general, the Final Rule substantially increased the weekly salary level requirement for exempt employees from a minimum of Read More

May 20

On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level: The final rule has increased the salary level to Read More

May 13

We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations may extend overtime pay to an additional 5 million employees. As Read More

Dec 1

In July 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement proposed rules and regulations to extend overtime pay to an additional 5 million employees. Earlier this year, the DOL announced a plan to essentially double the salary requirement for exempt employees in Read More

Jan 2

A recent survey showed that 40% of Americans use Facebook every day.  Another survey put the percentage of American Twitter users at 16%.  While there is overlap between the two, if these numbers are accurate, then approximately 128 million Americans use social media every day.  Read More

Oct 29

Employers of all sizes will eventually have to deal with an underperforming employee. How does an employer effectively deal with an underperforming employee before it turns into a lawsuit? First, you must recognize the fact that you have an underperforming employee. Second, you must then implement Read More

Mar 5

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) was passed in 1993 and gave new rights to a certain class of employees.  Generally speaking, the FMLA allows for up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave for employees with a serious health condition, including child birth.  Read More

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