Leslie Selig Byrd

Leslie Selig Byrd

Bracewell LLP

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Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Enjoined by Federal Judge

Late yesterday Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued a temporary, nationwide injunction blocking implementation and enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) revised overtime regulations. The regulations,...more

11/23/2016 - Balance of Harships DOL FLSA Imminent Harm Lack of Authority Likelihood of Success Minimum Salary Over-Time Preliminary Injunctions Public Interest Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Department of Labor Higher Salary Thresholds Effective December 1, 2016

As an important reminder, the Department of Labor (DOL) minimum salary levels for the white-collar exemptions increase effective December 1, 2016. ...more

11/16/2016 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Highly Compensated Employees Minimum Salary Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Preliminary Injunctions Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

OFCCP Regulations Prohibiting Pay Secrecy Policies & Required Posting Effective Now

Executive Order 13665 & Pay Transparency Regulations Effective Now - Following the NLRB’s lead on employee rights regarding discussion of confidential wage issues, Executive Order 13665 and the Office of Contract...more

1/13/2016 - Disabilities DOL Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage OFCCP Pay Secrecy Pay Transparency Posting Requirements Sick Leave Veterans VETS 4212 VEVRAA

OSHA Broadly Expands Injury Reporting Requirement

Under a new rule issued by OSHA last week, employers will be required to report to the agency any workplace incident resulting in the in-patient hospitalization of even one employee. This report must be made within 24 hours...more

9/18/2014 - Employer Liability Issues OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

President Obama Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Federal Contractors From Discriminating Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender...

On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions based on applicants’ or employees’ sexual orientation or gender identity. This...more

7/25/2014 - Barack Obama Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Gender Identity LGBT Protected Class Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Thinking about Hiring Interns? New Case Reminds Employers of Rules on Interns

Following similar decisions involving Hearst Corporation and Viacom, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York recently granted conditional certification of a potential nation-wide class of approximately 3,000...more

5/21/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates FLSA Hearst Hiring & Firing Internships Minimum Wage Misclassification Unpaid Interns Unpaid Overtime Viacom Wage and Hour Warner Music Group

The Supreme Court Extends the Sarbanes Oxley Act Whistle-Blower Protections

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the whistle-blower protections of Section 806 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act apply to employees of privately held companies that are contractors or subcontractors of a public company....more

3/6/2014 - Fidelity Investments FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

OFCCP Requiring Contractors to Use Latest Census Data for AAPs

On May 15, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted a Notice on its website informing covered federal contractors that they will be required to use the 2006-2010 EEO Tabulation, released by the...more

5/22/2013 - Affirmative Action Contractors OFCCP

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