Related to: Fair Labor Standards Act

Who Will (and Won’t) be Affected by the DOL’s Changes to White Collar Overtime Exemptions

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long awaited revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations, which significantly raise the salary thresholds required for white collar overtime exemptions. The changes take effect on December 1, 2016. I. Summary of Key Changes The key revisions focus on raising the salary…

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Possible Lower Overtime Salary Threshold Would Be Good News for Employers

Although the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has yet to release its final rule revisions for overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), new details about these highly anticipated changes are beginning to surface. On Friday, April 29, 2016, sources familiar with the DOL’s deliberations indicated that the new salary threshold under consideration…

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NLRB Finds Certain Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Illegal

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision (D. R. Horton, Inc. and Michael Cuda., Case 12-CA-25764) in which it determined an employer had committed an unfair labor practice by requiring employees to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement that prevented them from bringing a class action against the employer in any forum. The case involved D.R.…

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New Law Requires Employers to Provide Breaks and Facilities for Breastfeeding Employees

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  While this law primarily concerns regulation of the insurance industry, there is at least one provision of particular interest to all employers. Specifically, Section 4207 of the Act amends the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) to require that employers…

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