Staci Ketay Rotman

Staci Ketay Rotman

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stay of the DOL Wage Rule for Home Care Workers

The Department of Labor (DOL) promulgated a rule that brings home care workers, employed by third parties, within the protection of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As a result, those home care workers employed by an...more

10/8/2015 - Appeals Companionship Exemptions DOL FLSA Healthcare Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage SCOTUS Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Proposed Rule Gets 264,000 Comments

Last week, we reminded you that the public comment period on the DOL’s proposed changes to the FLSA white collar exemptions was going to end on Friday, September 4, 2015, and the DOL was not going to extend this comment...more

9/11/2015 - Comment Period DOL FLSA Minimum Salary Public Comment Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

DOL Will Not Extend Comment Period on Proposed Regulations

In July, we wrote about the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the regulations governing the white collar exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The current regulations governing these exemptions—executive,...more

9/4/2015 - Comment Period DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Minimum Salary Minimum Wage NPRM Proposed Regulation Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

New Exception to the Illinois Minimum Wage Law

The Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) generally provides that non-exempt employees must be paid one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. However, on July 10, 2015, Governor...more

9/2/2015 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Minimum Wage Non-Exempt Employees Public Employees Unions Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

The New FLSA Regulations: What Changed, What Didn’t, What’s Next for Employers

On June 30th, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) announced its long-awaited proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations and, in particular, the regulations governing the “white collar”...more

6/30/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA NPRM Popular Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

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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