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Status of the Overtime Rule - What Now?

Within the past two weeks, the federal district court in Texas granted summary judgment in favor of the business groups and 21 states that had challenged the Department of Labor’s rule doubling the salary level threshold for...more

USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017. Between now and September 17, 2017, employers may use either the version of...more

U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Guidance

Last week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew two Wage and Hour Administrator’s Interpretations, one on classification of workers as independent contractors and the other on joint employment. The...more

Hiring A Summer Intern? What You Should Know Regarding Pay

As the summer work season approaches, employers should review whether any “interns” or “volunteers” in their workplaces are classified properly and are being compensated appropriately. Although unpaid internships are...more

Minimum Wage Increases in January 2017

As of January 1, 2017, minimum wage increases will affect employers in numerous states and localities. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage for non-exempt employees remains at $7.25 per hour, but if a...more

The New Overtime Rule: Yes, It Really Is Happening – Are You Ready?

The Department of Labor has issued its final rule revising the overtime regulations for "white collar workers" and the rule goes into effect December 1, 2016 - just four months away. This webinar will explain the new rule,...more

[Webinar] The New Overtime Rule: Yes, It Really Is Happening - Are You Ready? - July 21st, 1:30p.m. EDT

The Department of Labor has issued its final rule revising the overtime regulations for "white collar workers" and the rule goes into effect December 1, 2016 - just four months away. This webinar will explain the new rule,...more

Final Overtime Regulations Issued By DOL

On May 18, 2016, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of the much-anticipated final rule updating the overtime regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule was...more

Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Joint Employment Under the FLSA and the MSPA

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)....more

State Minimum Wages Increase in the New Year

Although the minimum wage under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) remains the same for 2016, the minimum wage increases under the laws of 14 states. Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have minimum...more

1/21/2016  /  FLSA , Minimum Wage , Wage and Hour

Are Your Administrative Employees Really Exempt From Overtime Pay?

On December 23, 2015, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that insurance investigators who work in a special investigative unit of GEICO’s claims department do not come within the administrative exemption under the...more

DOL Issues Guidance Concluding that Most Workers are Employees Under the FLSA

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new guidance addressing independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, the DOL interprets the...more

Proposed Rule for Overtime Exemptions Is Issued by Department of Labor—What Will It Mean for You?

The Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited, proposed rule revising the overtime regulations for "white collar workers." This webinar will explain the new, proposed rule and the effect of the proposed, increased...more

Proposed Rule Changing Overtime Regulations Is Issued by DOL

On July 6, 2015, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announcing proposed changes to the overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

Are You Paying Your Summer Intern Correctly?

As the summer work season approaches, employers should review whether any “interns” or “volunteers” in their workplaces are classified properly and are being compensated appropriately. Although unpaid internships are...more

New Year...New Minimum Wages in 20 States

The minimum wage under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act remains unchanged, but the new year brings minimum wage increases in 20 states. With these increases, 29 states and the District of Columbia now have minimum wage...more

1/23/2015  /  FLSA , Minimum Wage , New Legislation

EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued comprehensive "Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” (the Guidance). Along with the Guidance, the EEOC issued a Q&A document as...more

ADA: Temporary Medical Condition May Be a Disability

A recent decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an impairment or injury is not excluded as a disability simply because it is temporary. In deciding Summers...more

eTrends - Proposed Rule Would Revise FMLA’s Definition of “Spouse”

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed a rule to revise the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) to afford same-sex married couples the same rights as heterosexual...more

eTrends – Summer Interns may be Entitled to Wage and Hour Protection

Employers who use summer interns should be aware that interns may be entitled to certain protections under the labor laws. Generally, interns are considered to be employees entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections....more

eTrends - EEOC and FTC Issue Joint Guidance on the Use of Background Checks for Employment Purposes

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued joint guidance last month on the use of background checks for employment purposes. Two publications were released. One...more

Executive Order Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

As he suggested during his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama intends to “lead by example” to increase the minimum wage by urging businesses to raise employee wages and by increasing minimum wages payable to...more

Are Your Employees Properly Classified?

In This Presentation: - Introduction - FLSA “White Collar” Exemptions - Three Tests for Exemption - Salary Level Test - Salary Basis Test - Can the Employer Make Deductions? -...more

New Year Brings Higher Minimum Wage in 13 States

Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum wage increased in 13 states. With these increases, 21 states and the District of Columbia now have minimum wage rates higher than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour. In some...more

1/16/2014  /  Compliance , Minimum Wage , Wages

eTrends - Reminder: New Withholding Allowance Certificate is Required for Wage Payments Made On or After January 1, 2014

As a result of changes in North Carolina’s state income tax law, employees must complete a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, Form NC-4 or Form NC-4EZ, so that employers can withhold the correct amount of North...more

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