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Federal Judge Strikes Down ‘White Collar’ Overtime Rule

A federal judge in Texas has invalidated a Department of Labor rule that would have made more than 4 million “white collar” workers eligible for overtime pay, holding that the agency overstepped its authority by adopting a...more

Labor Department Plans to Revise “White Collar” Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to revise its pending overtime rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum annual salary for workers in “white collar” executive, administrative and professional positions...more

DOJ Now Supports Enforcement of Employment Arbitration Clause

The U.S. Justice Department has abruptly reversed course in a U.S. Supreme Court case concerning an employment agreement that restricts employees from participating in class and collective lawsuits, arguing that a mandatory...more

Ohio GOP Bill Would Give Counties, Cities Option on Paying Prevailing Wages

Ohio’s counties and cities would have the ability to decide whether they want to pay state-mandated prevailing wages on taxpayer-funded projects, or allow contractors to bid on projects without such requirements, under a bill...more

@Work: Your HR and Employment Law Update - December 2015

With 2015 almost wrapped up, it is a good time to highlight the cases and administrative guidance that packed the biggest punch in the workplace over the last year. Some of this year’s biggest decisions carried a common...more

OSHA Vows Continued Enforcement As Work Fatalities Rise

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has sworn to continue the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (“OSHA) stepped up enforcement campaign in the construction and oil and gas industries after newly released data...more

Benesch @ Work - September 2015

In Browning-Ferris, Businesses Lose as the Board Crafts a Solution in Search of a Problem. Marking a sea change in labor law and a departure from decades of settled precedent, the National Labor Relations Board...more

Most Workers Are Employees, DOL Says

Most workers should be classified as employees, and not independent contractors, and be paid minimum wage and overtime pay, the U.S. Department of Labor said in an Administrator’s Interpretation issued July 15. The...more

What Employers Need to Know about President Obama’s New Immigration Executive Order

President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy contains a number of measures designed to make it easier for U.S. businesses to hire and retain highly skilled foreign-born workers while also permitting those workers to...more

Employers Should Not Just Be Bold, But Smart, When Dealing With Ebola

Tensions are high concerning the potential spread of the Ebola virus disease in the U.S., fueled by the confirmation of new infections, around-the-clock news reports on potential calamities and our natural, and seemingly...more

10/20/2014  /  Ebola , Employer Liability Issues

Personal View: Union rules force changes

The National Labor Relations Board is set to make the final moves in a strategy seemingly designed to expand union representation in the private sector. Under the Obama administration, the NLRB has systematically...more

8/19/2014  /  Employee Rights , NLRA , NLRB , Unions
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