On Friday, June 24, 2024, the business day before the Biden Department of Labor’s new overtime rule was scheduled to take effect, a federal district judge granted the State of Texas’s motion for a preliminary injunction to postpone the effective date of the rule, concluding the rule “is likely unlawful.”  Notably, the decision—in State of

On June 17, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will tackle a 6-1 circuit split and decide an important wage and hour issue for employers: what burden of proof an employer must satisfy to demonstrate that its workers are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements imposed by the Fair Labor Standards

The DOL released its updated federal overtime rule on April 23, 2024. With limited exceptions, the rule increases the minimum salary for exemption as executive, administrative, or professional (“EAP”) employee from $684 per week ($35,568 annualized) to $844 per week ($43,888 annualized) effective July 1, 2024 and to $1,128 per week ($58,656 annualized) effective January

In an opinion issued on December 7, 2023, a federal district court in the Northern District of Illinois held that time spent in COVID screening activities was not compensable under federal or Illinois law.

In the underlying collective and class action, Johnson v. Amazon.com Services, LLC, the plaintiffs—warehouse employees whose job duties included moving