DOL Issues Heightened Salary Requirements For White-Collar Overtime Exemptions

April 23, 2024 Posted in Legal Updates

Are you ready to start paying your exempt employees a salary of at least $58,656? As of January 1, 2025, the Department of Labor will require employers to pay a salary at or above that threshold to...

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January 5, 2023 Posted in Legal Updates

Significant expansions of workplace rights for pregnant and postpartum employees were just signed into law. These changes likely impact your workplace. We recommend employers update employee handbooks...

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OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID Vaccination and Testing

November 4, 2021 Posted in Legal Updates

On November 5, 2021 OSHA published a proposed Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) designed to address COVID-19.  It requires private employers with 100 or more employees to adopt written policies...

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DOL’s Wage And Hour Division Issues Field Assistance Bulletin Clarifying An Employer’s Obligation To Track Hours Of Compensable Work For Employees Who Telework

September 1, 2020 Posted in Legal Updates

An increasing number of employees have been teleworking and working from home due to COVID-19. This trend has presented unique challenges for management– such as how to monitor work and how to...

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Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Workers Are Protected from Discrimination

June 15, 2020 Posted in Legal Updates

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination in the workplace. In a 6-3...

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DOL Issues Final Rule Clarifying Bonus Payments and the Fluctuating Workweek Method of Compensation

May 22, 2020 Posted in Legal Updates

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule that clarified that bonuses, premium payments, commissions, and hazard pay on top of fixed salaries are compatible with...

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Quick Guide to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 19, 2020 Posted in Legal Updates

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This Act has two major components that affect employers: (1) the Emergency Family...

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DOL Issues New Joint Employment Rule

January 30, 2020 Posted in Legal Updates

The Department of Labor has issued a final rule to revise and update regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) as they relate to the “joint employment” doctrine. The...

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EEOC Will Require EEO-1 Reporting to Include Two Years of Employee Compensation Information

May 13, 2019 Posted in Legal Updates

On May 13, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it will require larger employers to report information about their employees’ compensation during the 2017...

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DOL Proposes More Moderate Overtime-Exemption Rule for White-Collar Employees

March 7, 2019 Posted in Legal Updates

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor released a proposal to update its overtime-exemption rules for the so-called white-collar employees – those covered by the executive, administrative, and...

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