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District Court Invalidates DOL's White Collar Regulations

The higher salary requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemptions that were set to take effect December 1, 2016, have been ruled invalid by a U.S. District Court in Texas. The same court...more

Department of Labor Seeks Comments on New Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it had submitted a proposed Request for Information, related to possible new overtime rules, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The OMB review has...more

Update on Challenge to Overtime Rule

As previously reported, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is currently reviewing a challenge to the recent Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") overtime changes. Previously, a Texas district court entered an injunction...more

Fifth Circuit Expedites Review of Challenge to FLSA Overtime Changes: Law Firm of Miller Canfield

On Nov. 22, 2016, the recent revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions - slated to become effective Dec. 1, 2016 - were enjoined by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In...more

Student Athletes Are Not Employees, Seventh Circuit Rules

Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit released a decision broadly ruling that student-athletes are not employees for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, two women...more

Texas Federal Court Issues Last-Minute Injunction, Blocks Changes to Overtime Rules

Just eight days before the Dec. 1, 2016, effective date, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing the recent...more

December 1 Deadline for Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemptions Fast Approaching

The deadline for employers to implement changes to "white collar" overtime compensation is a month away. Last May, the U.S. Department of Labor issued revised regulations concerning the “white collar” exemptions under the...more

New Overtime Rules Issued: Employers Must Review Status By Year-End

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule updating current overtime regulations. The final rule significantly alters the compensation levels required for executive, administrative and professional...more

Sixth Circuit Holds Residential-loan Underwriters are Exempt Under the FLSA

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that residential-loan underwriters are exempt administrative employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and are therefore not entitled to overtime. In Lutz v. Huntington...more

Sixth Circuit Rules That Employees Are Not Entitled to Vested Health Benefits

In a ruling that follows the Supreme Court’s repudiation in M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett of the retiree-friendly inferences set forth in UAW v. Yard-Man, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Gallo...more

DOL Issues an Administrator's Interpretation Regarding Joint Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (“AI”) regarding joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection...more

DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding the Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

On July 15, 2015, David Weil, the Administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, issued an Administrator’s Interpretation aimed at addressing the misclassification of employees as independent...more

DOL Seeks to Cover More Employees with Overtime Protections

After years of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its Notice of Proposed Rule Making on June 30, 2015, revising the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by targeting salary...more

SCOTUS: Timeliness of Fiduciary Breach Claim May Depend on Alleged Failure to Monitor Selection of Investment Options

On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously concluded that the timeliness of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) breach of fiduciary claim regarding the selection of investments in a 401(k) plan is not...more

SCOTUS: Federal Agencies Can Change Interpretive Rules Without Formal Process

Federal agencies are not required to follow formal notice-and-comment rulemaking when making significant changes to interpretive rules, according to a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court. In Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association,...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rebukes Reliance on Yard-Man In Retiree Health Benefit Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Circuit’s reliance on retiree-friendly inferences set forth in UAW v. Yard-Man are incompatible with ordinary principles of contract interpretation and should not be used when...more

Employee Time Spent During Security Screenings Is Not Compensable

Employees are not entitled to pay for time spent during security screenings at the end of the workday, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on December 9, 2014. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, two employees who...more

ESOP Fiduciaries Are Not Entitled to a Presumption of Prudence

Fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are not entitled to a “presumption of prudence,” the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, released June 25, 2014. The Court...more

U.S. Supreme Court Case Could Alter Retiree Health Benefit Landscape

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a 2013 Sixth Circuit decision that could alter the way collective bargaining agreement provisions covering retiree health benefits are interpreted. In Taketts v. M&G Polymers, the...more

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes Likely: What Would They Mean For Employers?

New overtime rules likely to be issued by the Obama Administration would make more executive or managerial employees eligible for overtime pay under FLSA. Under the current federal rules, executive or managerial...more

Employer Not Liable for Employee's Failure to Report Unpaid Time

Following prior decisions of the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, in White v Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims brought by a former nurse seeking unpaid wages for...more

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