Melissa Siebert

Melissa Siebert


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President Obama Directs the DOL to Attack FLSA Exemptions

Everybody is talking about it – President Obama’s announcement at the end of last week that existing overtime regulations be “modernized” and “streamlined” – but what exactly does this mean? The answer is, only time will...more

3/18/2014 - DOL Exempt-Employees Exemptions FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Criminal Background Checks: The Saga Continues

In the past few weeks there have several noteworthy decisions regarding employers’ use of criminal background information to make hiring decisions. In one case, EEOC v. Peoplemark (6th Cir., Oct. 7, 2013), the Sixth Circuit...more

10/17/2013 - Criminal Background Checks EEOC Employer Liability Issues

State Attorney Generals Challenge EEOC Criminal Background Check Lawsuits

As we reported in our July 15, 2013 blog post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed class action lawsuits against Dollar General and BMW challenging those employers’ use of criminal background...more

7/29/2013 - Attorney Generals BMW Class Action Criminal Background Checks Dollar General EEOC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Title VII

EEOC FIles Two Race-Based Class Action Lawsuits on Criminal Background Checks

On June 11, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed separate class action lawsuits against two employers – Dollar General Stores and BMW – alleging that these employers engaged in racial discrimination...more

7/16/2013 - BMW Class Action Criminal Background Checks Dollar General EEOC Hiring & Firing Racial Discrimination Title VII

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