Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Miller & Martin PLLC

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Questions and Answers on the DOL Salary Basis Requirement Final Rule

President Obama on Tuesday announced the U.S. Department of Labor's Final Rule raising the minimum salary basis for certain exemptions from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Below are answers...more

5/19/2016 - DOL Exempt-Employees Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Two New Developments Affecting Federal Contractors

On September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order currently applies only to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017....more

9/15/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Barack Obama Davis-Bacon Act Discrimination DOL Employee Handbooks Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing Job Applicants New Regulations NLRB OFCCP Paid Leave Pay Secrecy Service Contract Act Sick Leave Subcontractors Wage and Hour

A Back-Door Increase in the Federal Minimum Wage

The cost of doing business with the federal government has just gone up. Fulfilling a promise from his State of the Union Address, President Obama signed an Executive Order on February 12, 2014 that will raise the minimum...more

2/18/2014 - Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

New Affirmative Action Rules for Federal Contractors

On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two significant final rules governing affirmative action. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers affirmative action requirements that...more

9/12/2013 - ADA Affirmative Action Disability Discrimination DOL Employee Retention Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

New Tennessee Law Penalizes the Construction Industry For Misclassifying Workers

Effective July 1, 2013, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TN DOL) will be authorized to impose penalties on construction companies that avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums by misclassifying...more

6/6/2013 - Construction Workers Independent Contractors Misclassification Penalties Premiums

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