Steven F. Pockrass

Steven F. Pockrass

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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The New Overtime Regulations: Are Your White Collar Employees Still Exempt?

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited proposed rule that would revise the regulations concerning the white collar exemption contained in section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards...more

7/1/2015 - Corporate Counsel DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Human Resources Professionals NPRM Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Indiana Wage Law Amendments Become Effective on July 1, 2015

Two significant changes to Indiana’s wage laws will become effective on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. First, liquidated damages will no longer be mandatory when an employer violates Indiana’s Wage Payment or Wage Claims statutes....more

6/30/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Liquidated Damages Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour Wage Deductions

Avoiding Mistletoe Mishaps, Part I: Seven Employment Topics To Consider When Hiring Seasonal Workers

As 2013 comes to an end, we will consider a number of issues that employers might be facing at the end of the year. In this blog series, we will cover topics such as seasonal hiring, religious discrimination claims stemming...more

11/22/2013 - At-Will Employment Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FLSA Holiday Parties Minimum Wage Minors Recordkeeping Requirements Religious Discrimination Seasonal Workers Temporary Employees Wage and Hour

Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors Will Remain a Top Priority Under New U.S. Secretary of Labor

The new head of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will emphasize independent contractor misclassification as a top priority. Speaking this morning at a panel discussion in Chicago hosted by the American Bar...more

9/11/2013 - Compliance DOL Fraud Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Misclassification

Indiana Supreme Court Allows Day Laborer’s Claim to Proceed Under Indiana Wage Payment Act

If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck—then you’d better have a pretty good argument if you don’t want the Indiana Supreme Court to call it a “duck.” The Indiana Supreme Court recently...more

3/20/2013 - Day Laborers Wage Claims Act Wage Payment and Collection Act Wages

Minimum Wages Increase in 10 States

Although the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour, minimum wages increased in 10 states effective January 1, 2013. In nine of the 10 states, the increases are linked to cost of living adjustments based on a consumer...more

1/3/2013 - DOL Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

Seventh Circuit Holds that the ADA Mandates Reassignment of Disabled Employees to Vacant Positions

Overruling its own precedent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which covers Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin) recently held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reassign...more

9/18/2012 - ADA Disability Discrimination EEOC Reasonable Accommodation Seniority United Airlines US Airways

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