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New Overtime Regulations Frozen – to Death? What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction Issued Nov. 22, 2016

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On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations”.  The Department of Labor (DOL) took action and, in new rules set to become effective Dec. 1, 2016, raised the minimum salary threshold for exempt workers in many categories.  Since then,… Continue Reading

Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions

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For the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been working on proposed rule changes related to overtime exemptions. These changes are designed to substantially decrease the number of employees who are exempt from overtime. Today, the Department of Labor released the final rule changes. Employers are required to be compliant with these… Continue Reading

Employment Law 101: Holiday Parties

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Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: This one is pretty straight forward. It applies to all employers contemplating any type of holiday gathering for its staff. What are the legal issues: Holiday parties potentially implicate a variety of employment laws: Discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Workers’ Compensation, and liability… Continue Reading

Drug Reps ARE Exempt from Overtime

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Over the last several years virtually every drug company has been hit with a lawsuit about whether its drug representatives or “drug reps” are exempt from overtime.  In case you have missed them on TV or in the doctor’s offices, drug reps are the folks who visit your doctor hawking drugs from all of the… Continue Reading

Internships – To Pay or Not to Pay?

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With unemployment for people 20 – 24 hovering around 13.2%, college students are flocking to unpaid internships to gain some experience, stay busy, and better position themselves for jobs afterward.  As recently reported by Josh Sanburn at Time MoneyLand and Steven Greenhouse in the NYT, however, these unpaid internships have serious legal problems. Businesses are… Continue Reading