Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta

Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta

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City of Birmingham Raises Minimum Wage, Establishes Severe Employer Penalties in Aggressive Wage and Hour Ordinance

On August 18, 2015, the Birmingham, Alabama, City Council passed an aggressive wage and hour ordinance that raises the minimum wage to $10.10 by July 1, 2017. Presently, the minimum hourly wage in Alabama is $7.25, which is...more

9/18/2015 - Minimum Wage Tip Credit Tipped Employees Tips Wage and Hour

Throw the DOL "Intern Fact Sheet" Away: Second Circuit Rejects DOL's Unpaid Intern Six-Factor and Adopts New "Primary Beneficiary"...

The Department of Labor's ("DOL") six-factor test has long been the incontrovertible standard for determining whether employers are required to pay an intern under the Fair Labor Standards Act. That may no longer be the case...more

7/22/2015 - DOL FLSA Internships Just Compensation Minimum Wage Misclassification Unpaid Interns Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Employers Have Homework: EEO-1 Reports Due September 30TH

Across the country, kids are headed back to school. However, they are not the only ones who have homework to turn in. Employers also have an assignment to complete. Specifically, EEO-1 reports must be filed and certified by...more

9/16/2014 - EEO-1 EEOC Reporting Requirements

Four Myths of the Hobby Lobby Decision: Separating Fact from Fiction

Unless you have been living on another planet the past few weeks, you have probably heard that the United States Supreme Court rendered a decision in a case involving the arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby pertaining to...more

7/17/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Employer Mandates Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

President Obama Signs Memorandum To Expand Overtime Protection

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to create new regulations making more workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA)...more

3/14/2014 - Barack Obama Employee Rights Exempt-Employees FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Unpaid Overtime

Paid to Watch T-Ball? Proposed Amendments to Family Medical Leave Act Say Yes

Recently proposed legislation would amend the FMLA to require employers to provide unpaid leave for parental involvement and family wellness. These new proposed amendments would require employers to grant up 24 hours of...more

2/14/2014 - Family Members FMLA Unpaid Leave

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