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U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Final Overtime Exemption Rule

On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule, which significantly changes the nature of who will qualify as salaried exempt employees under the executive, administrative, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Provides Clarity On Statute Of Limitations In Constructive Discharge Title VII Cases

In a ruling on May 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court provided much needed clarity on an issue that had caused a split among federal Circuit courts: when is a claim for constructive discharge under Title VII filed too…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Final Rules Regarding Workplace Wellness Programs To Better Align HIPAA's Employee Wellness Program Goals And EEOC's Goals

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two final rules regarding employer-sponsored wellness programs. The issue arose at the intersection of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

President Obama Signs Federal Trade Secrets Bill

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law, creating the first federal trade secrets law. Previously, employers protected trade secrets through filing claims brought under various state…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Issues Workplace Injury Reporting Rule

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a rule that requires employers to electronically submit certain information about workplace injuries and illnesses. Moreover, the rule clarifies…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Department Of Labor Greatly Expands The Scope Of Employer Reporting Obligations Related To Union Organizing Campaigns

On March 24, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its new Persuader Rule, which significantly changes the nature of the individuals and entities who are required to report as to whether they provided…more
| Labor & Employment Law

State And Local Governments Increase The Minimum Wage And Pass Paid Family Leave Laws

State and local governments have recently passed a flurry of minimum wage increases and paid family leave laws. Most of the attention has been on increases in the minimum wage to $15.00 (in New York by 2019, and in California…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Issues Announcement About Using Form I-9: Continue To Use Existing Version Of Form For Now

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently issued a formal announcement confirming that employers should continue to use the current version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form,…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Department Of Labor Audits Are Focusing On Plan Procedures For Locating Missing Vested Participants

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased its examinations of the procedures of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans for locating and paying out benefits to terminated vested participants whom the…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Expected To Publish Final Overtime Change Within Ninety Days Now

As reported here previously, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed amending the regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to increase the minimum salary for employees to qualify for the executive,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Increased Litigation Of Worker Misclassification Cases Should Place Employers On Notice Of Potential FLSA Violations

Worker misclassification violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continue to be at the forefront of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) enforcement priority list and of the plaintiffs' bar, which has filed lawsuits…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Tips Belong To Tipped Employees, Regardless Of Whether Employer Takes Tip Credit, Says A Federal Appellate Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule prohibiting employers from requiring employees to share tips with non-tipped employees, even if the employer does not take the tip…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Files Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Against Private Sector Employers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed two recent Title VII lawsuits in which it alleges that various private employers engaged in sexual orientation discrimination. Although sexual orientation is not…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Should Continue To Use Existing Version Of Form I-9 For Now

The current version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 shows an expiration date of March 31, 2016. As of today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet issued a new version of the Form…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employer Facing Potential Liability For Allegedly Reducing Worker Hours To Avoid Affordable Care Act Penalties

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility mandate requires large employers to offer certain minimum health coverage to substantially all of their full-time employees, or potentially pay significant penalties…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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