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Court Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Rule

On Aug. 31, 2017, a federal court in Texas struck down the Obama-era Department of Labor rule that would have significantly expanded overtime eligibility by more than doubling the salary threshold under the Fair Labor...more

Request for Leave Not a Reasonable Accommodation for Temporary Employee

In a decision with important ramifications for temporary staffing agencies and employers that use their services, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) does not entitle...more

D.C. Circuit Rules That Employer’s Noncompete Violates Federal Labor Law

Employers face numerous hurdles in implementing and enforcing noncompetition agreements. Now, the D.C. Circuit has added another: the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In Minteq Int’l Inc. v. NLRB, the influential appeals...more

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination

On April 4, 2017, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to conclude that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is sex discrimination and violates Title VII of the Civil...more

The Perils of Calculating Regular Rate of Pay

Calculating the overtime due to a non-exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act is easy — just multiply the employee’s hourly rate times 1.5 for each hour worked over 40 in a workweek. Right? If only overtime...more

NCAA Athletes Aren’t Employees — Or Are They?

Several recent legal efforts have attempted to provide student-athletes with a piece of the financial pie resulting from events like Monday’s national championship game, which reportedly netted the NCAA around $470 million in...more

Is Religious Freedom a Defense to LGBT Discrimination Claims?

Certainly, the trend in employment law has been toward greater equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land due to the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer...more

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