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Illinois “Bans the Box” with New Legislation

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, Governor Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (the “Act”), which limits private sector employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring into the criminal history of job...more

7/22/2014 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employment Application Hiring & Firing New Legislation

Supreme Court Agrees to Resolve Current Appellate Court Split on EEOC’s Conciliation Obligations

In December 2013, we reported on the Seventh Circuit’s controversial decision in EEOC v. Mach Mining, in which the Court exacerbated the already existing split amongst federal appellate courts regarding the EEOC’s obligation...more

7/8/2014 - Conflicts of Laws Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Actions Mach Mining SCOTUS

Obama Administration Orders Department Of Labor To Revise “White-Collar” FLSA Overtime Exemptions

In an unexpected move, the Obama administration officially announced today that it will issue a Presidential Memorandum to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) instructing its Secretary to update regulations regarding overtime...more

3/14/2014 - DOL Employee Definition FLSA Minimum Wage Unpaid Overtime White-Collar Exemptions

Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term

In the 2013 – 2014 Supreme Court term, the Court will hear and decide a number of cases affecting employers, including one FLSA case. ...more

10/8/2013 - Doffing Donning FLSA Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Wages

Will Comp Time Become A Reality For The Private Sector?

On May 8, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow private sector employers to offer hourly workers the option of taking compensatory (“comp”) time in lieu of paid overtime. ...more

5/13/2013 - FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Public Employees Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Supreme Court Holds That "Mere Presence" Of FLSA Collective-Action Claims Cannot Save A Lawsuit Where Named Plaintiff's Individual...

Some good news for employers. In a recent 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that collective-action claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are moot when the named plaintiff has no continuing personal...more

4/24/2013 - Collective Actions FLSA Genesis HealthCare Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk Mootness SCOTUS

Obama Nominates New Labor Secretary

This morning, President Obama formally nominated Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor. Mr. Perez, an assistant U.S. Attorney General, will replace outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis. Mr. Perez’s...more

3/19/2013 - Barack Obama DOL Thomas Perez

What Do You Mean I Have To Pay My Nanny Overtime?!

As a working mom, I am lucky to have a husband who is a stay-at-home parent. Rarely do I have to worry about being late to work because I have to drop my child off at school, or leaving work early to take my child to an...more

1/31/2013 - Domestic Workers FLSA Minimum Wage Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Wage and Hour

DOL's Misclassification Initiative Continues

Iowa is the latest State to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and join forces with the U.S. Department of Labor to combat employee misclassification. Although Labor Secretary Solis has announced her resignation, it appears...more

1/21/2013 - DOL FLSA Independent Contractors Memorandum of Understanding Misclassification

Minimum Wage Increases In 2013

With the New Year comes a minimum wage increase in 10 states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Each of these states has a higher minimum wage rate than the...more

1/15/2013 - Minimum Wage Wages

Don't Forget To Include Non-Discretionary Bonuses In Overtime

As 2012 comes to a close, we inevitably receive questions related to year-end bonuses. Last year, I posted about whether employers were required to pay a pro-rata bonus to those employees who left their employment before the...more

12/11/2012 - Bonuses FLSA Over-Time

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