Steven F. Pockrass

Steven F. Pockrass

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

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It’s Time to Work Overtime on Your Comments to the DOL

Time is not on your side if you are an employer who has yet to address the U. S. Department of Labor’s proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar overtime regulations. The DOL’s proposal was...more

8/6/2015 - Comment Period DOL FLSA Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Should Employers Be Allowed to Count Nondiscretionary Bonuses Toward the FLSA’s Minimum Salary Threshold? The DOL Wants Your...

As we reported last week in “A Call to Action: The Comment Period on the new Proposed Overtime Regulations Begins,” employers have a limited window of opportunity to submit comments in response to the proposed revisions to...more

7/14/2015 - Bonuses Comment Period Corporate Counsel DOL Exempt-Employees Exemptions FLSA Multi-Factor Test Non-Exempt Employees NPRM Proposed Regulation Restaurant Industry Retailers Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

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

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

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