Allison Oasis Kahn

Allison Oasis Kahn

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Injunction Placing New Overtime Rule on Hold Affects Employers in Every Industry

Late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which was to take effect December 1, 2016. The rule, addressing the so-called white collar...more

11/23/2016 - DOL Exempt-Employees Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Preliminary Injunctions Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Ivanka Trump Intern Controversy Offers Key Reminders for Businesses

A recent blog post by one of Ivanka Trump’s interns suggests the Presidential candidate’s daughter uses unpaid interns to help run her website, The intern offered tips on staying financially afloat while...more

9/2/2016 - Best Practices DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Hiring & Firing Internships Misclassification Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

4 Reasons Why Companies Can Ask Exempt Employees to Work for 'Free'

The leaked Urban Outfitters memo asking salaried employees to volunteer one or more weekend shifts at an Urban Outfitters fulfillment center to pick, pack and ship merchandise is really no story at all, despite Internet...more

10/12/2015 - Exempt-Employees FLSA Popular Threshold Requirements Urban Outfitters Volunteers Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions Young Lawyers

5 Workplace Safety Tips to Protect Employees from Violent Co-Workers (While Complying with Employment Laws)

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), homicide is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. This article gives employers practical advice aimed at keeping the...more

8/27/2015 - ADA Criminal Prosecution EAP Employee Assistance Programs Employment Policies Healthcare Workers Hiring & Firing Homicide OSHA Protected Activity Protected Class Title VII Workplace Safety Workplace Violence Zero Tolerance Policies

Unpaid Internships: Tips for Avoiding Legal Liability

Unpaid internships present companies with potential legal exposure, as shown by several recent, well-publicized legal victories for interns, including one against NBC, which ultimately paid out millions of dollars. To help...more

8/24/2015 - DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Internships Non-Profits Railroads SCOTUS Students Training Unpaid Interns

An HR Challenge: Finding and Fixing Overtime Misclassifications in 4 Steps

In light of the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) June 30, 2015 report and proposed amendments to the salary portion of the ‘white collar’ exemptions that would more than double the minimum salary of those exempt...more

8/3/2015 - Compliance DOL FLSA Human Resources Professionals Internal Audit Functions Minimum Salary Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees NPRM Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

The Benefits of Settling Employee Wage Claims Through the Department of Labor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as construed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in its extensive regulations promulgated under the Act, governs federal wage and hour law. Where an employer is an enterprise engaged in...more

1/14/2015 - Audits DOL Employer Liability Issues Enforcement FLSA Interstate Commerce Minimum Wage Settlement Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour

Hiring And Retaining Individuals With Criminal Histories

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, taking employment action based on an individual’s criminal history can amount to discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII),...more

12/3/2013 - Civil Rights Act Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Title VII

8 Tips To Help Health Care Providers Minimize Possible Wage Liability For Student Interns

As good corporate citizens, medical facilities help educate the next generation of health care workers by permitting students hands-on training through clinicals or rotations. Nevertheless, some students claim this training...more

9/23/2013 - FLSA Health Care Providers Minimum Wage Students Unpaid Interns Wages

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