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Handling Nondiscretionary Incentive Payments Under The New FLSA Overtime Rule
One of the few "wins" for employers under the DOL's new overtime rule was that employers are now allowed to apply "nondiscretionary incentive payments" to meet up to 10 percent of the new salary threshold.
United States
2 Jun 2016
The DOL Releases Its Final Rule Updating The FLSA White-Collar Overtime Regulations
The wait is over! This morning, the Department of Labor announced its Final Rule, which is aimed at expanding overtime eligibility for millions of American workers.
United States
24 May 2016
UPDATE: OMB Says DOL May Publish Final Rule On White Collar Exemptions In July 2016
July 2016. That's when the final rule on the white collar overtime exemptions is expected to be published by the DOL – this according to the OMB's Fall 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan released last Thursday.
United States
24 Nov 2015
Breaking News: DOL Indicates That New White Collar Exemption Overtime Rule May Not Go Into Effect Until Late 2016
The DOL is currently proposing to more than double the minimum annual salary threshold, which hasn't been updated since 2004, but it hasn't said whether it will change the relevant job duties test along with the salary bump.
United States
13 Nov 2015
Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1st
The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which requires nearly all Massachusetts employers to provide earned sick time to employees, goes into effect on July 1, 2015.
United States
25 Jun 2015
Attorney General's Office Issues Final Regulations On Massachusetts Sick Time Law
On June 19th, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office issued final regulations for the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which goes into effect next week on July 1, 2015.
United States
23 Jun 2015
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office Issues Much-Anticipated Proposed Regulations On Massachusetts Sick Time Law
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has issued proposed regulations to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law, which was approved by voters in November 2014 and goes into effect on July 1, 2015.
United States
6 May 2015
More Than Employers Bargained For: Do Union Employees Have A Right To Bargain Over Company Data Breaches?
These days most employers manage a vast amount of electronic information about their employees, including the employees’ personal identifying information.
United States
24 Feb 2015
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year: President Obama Targets Federal Contractors Again, This Time on Labor Law Compliance
Federal contractors must be straining their necks to see if they have an actual target on their backs.
United States
8 Aug 2014
Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal On Enforceability Of FLSA Collective Action Waivers
The Supreme Court denied a request to review the issue of whether the FLSA grants employees a non-waivable right to bring a collective action.
United States
3 Jul 2014
President Obama To Sign Executive Order Prohibiting Federal Contractors From Discriminating Against LGBT Employees
President Obama intends to sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
United States
19 Jun 2014
School Is Almost Out And Summer Interns Are (Still) In
For employers, summer often means the arrival of (potentially unpaid) interns.
United States
27 May 2014
Working (More Than) 9-To-5: President Obama Seeks To Expand Overtime Pay Protections Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
President Obama ordered U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez to update the existing federal regulations on overtime.
United States
20 Mar 2014
Is Putting On And Taking Off Protective Gear Compensable? Supreme Court (Ad)dresses That Issue In Latest Ruling
This week the Supreme Court held that time unionized workers spend putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective gear is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
31 Jan 2014
‘Tis The Season For Massachusetts’ Temporary Employees
The holiday shopping season is known for its long lines, steep sales and mall traffic jams, but it also prompts retailers and other businesses to hire a wave of temporary, seasonal employees to increase staffing levels during the busiest time of the year.
United States
20 Jan 2014
Government Shutdown Would Pose A Myriad Of Issues For Employers
If Congress fails to pass an appropriations bill by midnight tonight, the government will partially shut down and private sector employers along with federal employees will be greatly impacted by reduced government services and furloughs.
United States
1 Oct 2013
"Directly Or Indirectly" Means Just That ....
A federal district court in Florida granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting five former employees of Mainline Information Systems from soliciting certain customers and using confidential information in violation of their employment agreements and prohibiting the employees' new employer and its senior vice president for sales from assisting the employees in any disclosure of Mainline's confidential information or any improper solicitation of Mainline's customers.
United States
29 Jul 2013
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