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Make the Most of your Mediation: The Employment Case

Mediating employment disputes before legal action is filed gives parties an opportunity to settle their differences before incurring impressive attorney’s fees and expending valuable effort. Yet, it’s no easy thing to settle...more

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Automotive Dealership Service Advisors' Exempt Status Under FLSA

Retail automotive dealerships enjoy a special exemption from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Section 13(b)(10)(A) of the FLSA provides an overtime exemption for “any salesman, partsman, or mechanic...more

California Court Approves FLSA Formula For Flat Bonuses

The California Court of Appeal provided employers with a small New Year’s gift for 2016: on January 14, in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California, it affirmed that an employer’s formula for calculating overtime,...more

Holiday Madness: What are the Rules Again?

Earlier this week, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, many employees got the day off from work. It is, after all, one of the ten annual federal holidays. California state employees get additional holidays: Lincoln Day (February...more

Employer Beware: Be Prepared for New Labor Regulations Coming in 2016

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is quite possibly the labor law that employers grapple with more than any other. The regulations can be murky at best when actually applied and the price tag for running afoul of the...more

The Perils of BYOD Policies

Over the holidays, many employees are out of the office on family vacations or otherwise using their time off. Many employers rely on employees' use of their own personal electronic devices to keep up with what is going on in...more

New Year’s Resolution: Internal Investigation Tips For Retail Employers

The first time you learn of an employee’s complaint probably isn’t the day your company is served with a lawsuit. In most cases, the alleged victim complains to the company first. While an initial internal complaint provides...more

Holiday Pay: Clear Blue Skies Ahead?

Paying employees for their annual leave in the UK used to be viewed as a straightforward process, with many companies calculating holiday pay at the employee’s basic pay rate. However, in 2014, several employment law...more

Fourth Circuit Says Insurance Investigators Do Not Qualify for Overtime Exemption

Property and liability insurance carriers typically employ inspectors whose jobs involve investigations in support of their claims adjustment functions. Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes North...more

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

Nothing New for Doc Review: Federal Court Rules That Doc Review Attorney, Like Other Practicing Lawyers, is Exempt

The lawyers in our readership are quite familiar with the fact that, as a general matter, practicing attorneys are not entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA. But does that exempt status change when an attorney is retained...more

Fourth Circuit Says Medical Case Managers Are Exempt Professionals

Over the past several years, the healthcare industry and Department of Labor have clashed over the application of the Professional exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements to various...more

Federal Court Says Document Review By Contract Attorney Is Exempt Work

On December 30, 2015, a federal district court in Manhattan ruled that a temporary contract attorney was not entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the New York Labor Law for the time he spent assisting in...more

Legal Issues Business Leaders Need to Know in 2016

A compilation of time-sensitive and trending legal and regulatory issues that general counsels and business leaders should be aware of in 2016. ...more

Who Was Naughty, And Who Was Nice In Employment Law This Year

The National Labor Relations Board, for being naughty in too many ways to mention. Its rules on employer handbook policies, including confidentiality and social media, are unrealistic and almost impossible for employers to...more

Court rules informal complaint about overtime could be basis of FLSA retaliation claim

The number of overtime and minimum wage claims against employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continues to rise, and with that rise comes the risk of FLSA retaliation claims. As a new case from the Tenth Circuit...more

Federal Court in Illinois Finds No Overtime Due to Police For Off-Duty Use of BlackBerrys

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in the City of Chicago’s favor on December 10, 2015, denying police officers’ claims that they were owed overtime pay for their off-duty use of work-issued...more

DOL Anticipates Late 2016 Issuance of Final Overtime Exemption Rules

Earlier this year, the federal Department of Labor proposed an increase in the minimum salary required to claim exempt status from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements under its Part 541 “white collar”...more

Start planning now for new overtime rules expected July 2016

Employers should begin preparations for the likely announcement of new overtime regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it anticipates publishing final versions of new overtime rules in July of 2016. The...more

Looking Back, Looking Forward

2015 has been quite a year for developments in employment and labor law. New laws and regulations affect nearly every aspect of the employee-employer relationship. Today and in next week’s post, we will review some of the...more

The Implications of DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rules on Hospitals and Health Systems

In an era of increasing financial pressure on the administration of hospitals and health systems, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to issue a final rule regarding the overtime provisions in the Fair Labor...more

Employment Law Reporter – November 2015

Another Year, Another Dollar: California’s Minimum Wage Increase - Mark your calendars! California’s minimum wage will increase from $9 per hour to $10 per hour on January 1, 2016. ...more

Time to Review the Exempt Classification of Computer Employees?

As technology continues to expand and evolve, employers increasingly are needing the services of highly-skilled computer programmers, software engineers, systems analysts, and similar employees. Often, these employees desire...more

Corollary (and Coronary?) Ramifications Of the 2016 Minimum Wage Increase

The $10 state-wide minimum wage that hits us on January 1, 2016, will complicate things even more than the last increase. We previously reported here and here on the two-step legislation aimed to increase minimum wage...more

Overtime Exemption Rule Now Coming In July 2016?

The new overtime white-collar exemption rule will be issued approximately July 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s fall 2015 regulatory agenda, which the Office of Management and Budget published just before...more

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