Franczek Radelet P.C.

Supreme Court Tells EEOC It May Be on the Hook for Fees if It Does Not Fulfill Its Statutory Pre-Suit Duties

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) authorizes the award of attorneys’ fees to a party who prevails in a discrimination or retaliation claim brought under that statute. Although this fee shifting provision…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Thoughts On Payroll By Exception and Weekly Time Sheets

In a recent blog post, Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil tries to underplay employer concerns about the new overtime exemption rules, including worries about the difficulty of tracking time for employees who are not used to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Department of Homeland Security Now Accepting Comments on Its Proposed Filing Fee Increase

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued notice of a proposed rule that would update the application fee schedule for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), noting an overall substantial…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Changes to Recordkeeping Rules Will Make Injury and Illness Data Public; Restricts Post-Incident Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs

Claiming that it will “nudge” employers to focus on safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule which updates the way it collects, and employers report, workplace injury and illness…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The New FLSA Exemption Rules and Higher Education

As we previously reported, the Department of Labor has now issued its long-anticipated final overtime exemption rules for white collar workers. In addition, the DOL published more detailed guidance for higher education…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Paying a Fixed Salary for a Fluctuating Workweek - Or, How To Pay Half-Time Overtime

The impending increase in the minimum salary for the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the FLSA has many employers looking for ways to manage overtime costs for newly-reclassified employees. As part of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Wellness Programs Under the ADA and GINA

This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules providing guidance on the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Merits in ACA Religious Accommodation Case

The United States Supreme Court has declined to rule on the merits in a case brought by religious non-profit entities challenging the “religious accommodations” to the contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). …more
| Constitutional Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law

New Rules Announced: $47,476 Minimum Salary, Effective 12/1/2016

This week, the White House and Department of Labor released key details of the new FLSA overtime exemption rules for white collar workers. The final rules themselves have just been released. We are still digesting 500-plus page…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Rules Announced: $47,476 Minimum Salary, Effective 12/1/2016

Late yesterday the White House and Department of Labor released key details of the new FLSA overtime exemption rules for white collar workers. The final rules themselves have just been released this morning. We are still…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Details of New Overtime Exemption Rules Begin To Emerge

Bloomberg BNA is reporting that according to a “source familiar with the situation,” the DOL’s new overtime exemption rules will take effect on December 1. The new minimum salary for exempt executive, administrative and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New FLSA Exemption Rules Coming Wednesday May 18 (so they say)

Rumors abound this afternoon that the DOL will release its new overtime exemption rules this Wednesday, May 18, in coordination with an event in Ohio attended by VP Joe Biden and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. What will the new…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Payments from All Illinois Hospitals for Unconstitutional Tax Exemption

You can add one more lawsuit to the mountain of litigation concerning how and when Illinois hospitals are entitled to a property tax exemption. Earlier this month a limited partnership filed a class action lawsuit naming…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Ready or not, the new STEM OPT rule is in play!

As higher education institutions with international students should already be aware, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) recently published a new regulation that provides eligible F-1 graduates from STEM programs in the…more
| Education, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Federal Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Students Under Title IX

Amidst a recently intensified national debate regarding support for transgender students in schools, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) today issued new guidance setting out guidelines for how…more
| Civil Rights, Education
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