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CFPB Updates Regulation Z Thresholds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has updated the inflation-adjusted loan amounts applicable to the points and fees calculations under the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule (“ATR/QM Rule”) and...more

NLRB Adopts New Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed organized labor a major victory that in certain contexts will likely give unions significantly increased leverage at the bargaining table in a landmark ruling issued on...more

Littler's Tammy McCutchen Testifies that the DOL's Approach in Proposed Overtime Rule is "Unprecedented"

The U.S. Department of Labor's methodology and minimum salary threshold set forth in its proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" exemptions are "unprecedented in the FLSA’s 77-year history,"...more

Answering Your Questions about the New FLSA Regulations [Wage & Hour FAQ]

As you undoubtedly know by now, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) finally announced its long-promised proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations and, in particular, those governing...more

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Over 3 million workplace injuries in the U.S.

Injuries on the job are a danger to Illinois workers in all professions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3 million American employees in private industry are injured in the workplace every year....more

North Carolina Keeps Union-Free Crown

It's official. North Carolina has retained the distinction of being the most union-free state in the nation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 1.9 percent of workers in the state were members of unions...more

2015 Property Tax Levies Will Be Limited to 0.8% Growth

Last week the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers that will be used in the PTELL limiting rate calculations for 2015 property tax levies collected in 2016. The 2015...more

HUBZone Map Changes – New Information Released for Over 100 Non-Metropolitan Counties

Good news for many HUBZone (or HUBZone-interested) firms: The SBA has just announced that 104 non-metropolitan counties have been designated as newly qualified HUBZones or have had their redesignation periods extended, based...more

The BLS Minimum-Wage "Report" Means . . . What, Exactly?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report entitled "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013" which claims that approximately 1.8 million hourly-paid workers made less than the federal Fair Labor...more

You Choose: Time Or Money?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 60% of American workers are paid an hourly wage. Many of these workers are employed by companies who offer little in the way of paid time off such as sick time,...more

OSHA Proposes Changes to its Recordkeeping Rules that Would Make Injury and Illness Data Available to the Public

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued proposed rules that would require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA on a periodic basis. Encouraged by President...more

UAW Re-Establishing Importance by Opening Doors With Foreign Carmaker in the U.S.

Union membership has been in a steady decline for decades, reaching, according to a N.Y. Times article, a 97-year low. While much of the perception and general opinion for the sharp decline in 2012 (from 11.8% to 11.3% of the...more

U.S. Department Of Labor/OSHA Targets Oil and Gas

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released on August 22, show a slight reduction in the number of fatal work injuries in 2012 compared with 2011....more

Diversity: How Does the Legal Profession Measure Up?

Can the legal profession compete with other professions in the United States when it comes to diversity? According to the Current Population Survey (CPS), a survey of American households sponsored jointly by the U.S....more

Immigration Rules for Physical Therapists Need Updating

Despite an aging U.S. population that is growing the need for physical therapists in this country, America still makes it difficult for foreign-born physical therapists to work here, according to a new report by the National...more

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