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Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update

For much of 2016, employers and HR professionals were focused on preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemption regulations. The Department of Labor issued the final regulations on May 18,...more

Missouri Has Become the 28th Right-to-Work State

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On February 6, 2017, the newly elected GOP Governor Eric Greitens, signed into law a right-to-work (RTW) bill that passed the state’s Republican-controlled state legislature....more

Right to Work Law Passes in Missouri

by Lathrop Gage on

Missouri is now the 28th Right to Work state after Governor Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill No. 19 into law. The law becomes effective on August 28, 2017....more

Missouri Becomes 28th Right-to-Work State

On February 6, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill 19, making Missouri our nation’s 28th right-to-work state. In the last five years, five other states have passed right to work legislation (Indiana,...more

Missouri Joins Ranks Of Right-To-Work States

by Fisher Phillips on

Governor’s Signature Means Missouri Will Become 28th Right-To-Work State - Earlier today, Governor Eric Greitens signed a bill into law that will lead Missouri to join the ranks of states that are governed by...more

New Rules, New Secretary? As Spring Inches Closer, We’re Getting Warmer.

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Will the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule go into effect? When will a new Secretary of Labor be confirmed? We don’t have the answers just yet, but a lot has happened over the last few weeks to inch us closer. As things...more

Fifth Circuit Grants Government Request for Additional Time to State Position on Overtime Rule

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Before the election the Department of Labor asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite its appeal regarding the validity of the DOL’s Final Rule, which increased the salary level for the white collar exemptions. ...more

Trump leaves DOL OT rules on life support - For Now

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

President Trump has had a busy week since his inauguration: ordering construction of a wall, starting to unwind the ACA, arguing with the media about how many people attended his inauguration – the list goes on. One thing...more

OT Exemption Rules Lawsuit Will Proceed Despite Appeal

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has decided that he will not halt the lawsuit challenging the U.S. DOL’s new overtime exemption rules pending a ruling from the 5th Circuit Court...more

Seventh Circuit Finds Requirement to Contribute to Fringe Benefits Funds Can Extend Past Decertification

On December 20, 2016, the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion holding that multiemployer benefit funds were entitled to collect contributions required under collective bargaining agreements that were not to expire until 2015,...more

What's Happening With the New Overtime Exemption Rules?

A federal district court’s unanticipated injunction on November 22 blocked the planned December 1 implementation date for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) increased minimum salary required to claim most exemptions from the...more

The Overtime Rule Litigation: The Action Continues While the DOL Appeals

Even though the preliminary injunction against implementation of the overtime rule granted by Judge Mazzant is on a fast track appeal in the Fifth Circuit, the activity in the trial court has not ended. Texas AFL-CIO...more

AFL-CIO Seeks To Intervene In Overtime Rules Court Fight

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The pending court fight between the U.S. DOL and a coalition of states and business groups over the new overtime exemption rules will not be resolved before President Obama leaves office in January, even though the 5th...more

Texas AFL-CIO Files Motion to Intervene in DOL Final Rule Lawsuit, Citing Trump Administration’s Anticipated Change of Course

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Texas AFL-CIO recently filed a motion to intervene as a defendant in the action filed against the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding its highly publicized regulation expanding overtime coverage. Fearing the DOL under...more

Is The SEC’s Universal Proxy Proposal A Product Of Agency Capture?

by Allen Matkins on

More than six decades ago, the late Professor Marver H. Bernstein published his theory of regulatory capture in Regulating Business By Independent Commission (Greenwood Press 1955). According to his theory, agencies follow a...more

New York Makes Some Workplace Assaults a Felony

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York has beefed up protections for certain private and public sector employees, designating assaults against them as Class D felonies, rather than just Class A misdemeanors. ...more

Payroll Cards Finally Approved in Connecticut

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Payroll cards are finally here. The General Assembly finished their regular session last night with several employment law bills getting passed, including some that have been kicking around for years. One of them is...more

AFL-CIO Calls Attention to On-the-Job Deaths in Ceremony at State House

by PretiFlaherty on

Michael Davidson was seeing patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital when he stepped away to talk with the son of a deceased woman he had treated and the son shot him. Lawrence O’Leary was on a parking garage under...more

Blog: Shareholder Proposals To Exclude The Impact Of Buybacks From Executive Comp Metrics — Will They Become A New Trend?

by Cooley LLP on

A recurring demand by hedge funds activists is that the target company return capital to its shareholders by buying back its own stock. Data compiled by S&P and Bloomberg shows that companies in the S&P 500 spent 95% of their...more

Does The NLRB Have Jurisdiction Over Your University?

by Fisher Phillips on

Although a religious college recently scored a victory in its battle against unionization, the legal decision and the proceedings that led to that decision could be somewhat troublesome for your educational institution. All...more

Eleventh Circuit Holds That An Order Compelling Arbitration is Final And Appealable When Arbitration is the Only Relief Requested...

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

The Eleventh Circuit recently dismissed an appeal from an order compelling arbitration because the appealing party failed to file a notice of appeal within thirty days of that order. ...more

Labor Provisions of the Just-Released Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement

This morning, the Obama administration released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, setting up a bitter debate over its provisions next year. Foremost among the opponents of TPP, organized labor...more

White House Holds Worker Voice Summit

by Littler on

On Wednesday, the White House hosted a Summit on Worker Voice, an all-day event focused on promoting organized labor. The Summit featured panel discussions involving workers, union officials and organizers, and "model"...more

California Legislature Acts to Outlaw Pre-Employment Mandatory Agreements to Arbitrate Labor Code Claims

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In late August, the California Senate and Assembly passed AB 465, which, if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will make pre-employment mandatory agreements to arbitrate Labor Code violations against California public policy...more

NLRB Issues Significant Ruling on “Joint Employer” Issue

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

In December 2014, we reported that the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had issued 13 complaints naming McDonald's as a “joint employer” of the employees at its franchisees. The complaints alleged...more

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