Annual Salary Threshold Raised to $50,440 According to the semiannual regulatory agenda published on November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) now plans to release its final rule on overtime pay in July 2016. The proposed rule would… Read more
OSHA is turning up the heat on inpatient and residential healthcare facilities. The healthcare industry has long been a favored target for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) due to the large number of employees and numerous occupational safety… Read more
Today the Labor Department announced a proposal to increase the minimum weekly wage for exempt employees from $455.00 per week to $970.00 per week, or $50,440.00 per year. If adopted, this dramatic increase will significantly impact the ability of employers… Read more
In what is believed to be the first jury verdict in a Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) employment case, an Atlanta federal jury recently awarded $2.23 million in damages to two employees ordered to provide saliva samples as part of… Read more
As reported around the U.S.—and the world—the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) survived the closely watched Supreme Court challenge. Employers nationwide, and particularly those in states where the Federal Government operates the exchange, were holding their breath for the decision issued… Read more
Here’s the scenario: A potential employee presents documents as verification of the ability to work in the United States. I-9 paperwork is being completed and the individual supplies a Permanent Resident Card (a/k/a Green Card) as a List A document.… Read more
As you have heard us say many times before, the FMLA forms provided by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) are your “go to” forms. Don’t alter a “good” thing and, these forms are “good.” The DOL has issued new model… Read more
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from firing or refusing to hire people because of their religious beliefs and further requires employers to accommodate religious beliefs and practices. On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled… Read more
On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, unanimously holding that courts may review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) fulfilled its statutory duty to attempt to conciliate discrimination claims under the Title VII… Read more
In the recent case of Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, the United States Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to the validity of a controversial 2010 administrative interpretation by the U.S. Department of Labor ( “DOL”). At issue was DOL’s… Read more
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