Law and the Workplace

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revisions to Model FMLA Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is proposing revisions to its model notice of rights, certification, and designation forms under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Employers may, but are not required to, utilize the model forms to satisfy their notice requirements under the law and to obtain necessary information … Continue Reading

Federal Court Blocks DOL Overtime Rule

A federal judge in Texas has enjoined the new overtime rule on a nationwide basis. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Labor is enjoined from “implementing and enforcing” the new rule (which would have raised the minimum salary for most exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees to $913 per week, among other things). The judge noted … Continue Reading

50 Days Until the New Overtime Rule Takes Effect: Ready Or Not?

Barring something completely unexpected, the new overtime rules—effectively setting a federal minimum wage of $913 per week ($47,476 per year) for most exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees—will take effect on Thursday, December 1. That Congressional bill to delay the effective date of the new rules by six months?  The President promises to veto it … Continue Reading

Proposed Revisions to “White Collar” Regulations Released; Salary Basis Likely To Increase To $970 Per Week; No Changes to Duties Tests

In March 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum to the U.S. Secretary of Labor directing the Secretary to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations for executive, administrative, and professional employees.  The regulations, codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 541, provide the rules for the so-called “white collar” exemptions to overtime pay requirements, as well as … Continue Reading
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