Supreme Court “Punts” on FLSA Service Advisor Exemption at Dealerships

Jun 22, 2016

  On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court avoided issuing a major ruling on whether an automobile dealership’s service advisors fall into the same category as dealership salesmen, partsmen, and ...

Is the “Cure” Worse Than the “Disease?” The Impact of New OSHA Regulations on Drug Testing

Jun 17, 2016

New regulations issued last month by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) purport to encourage employees to report work-related accidents and injuries by affording them greater ...

Take Action Now: Persuader Rule Update

Jun 16, 2016

With its new "persuader rules" scheduled to become effective July 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) is feeling the heat of withering criticism. In response to lawsuits challenging aspects of the ...

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Top Legal Updates from May

Jun 08, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month:   Benefits Law: Central States' Benefit Suspension Application Denied   Wage and Hour: Big Changes are Coming to Overtime ...

Notice to Employers: Take Immediate Action To Protect Your Company Under The Defend Trade Secrets Act

May 26, 2016

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law earlier this month creating the most significant expansion of federal intellectual property law in years. The law, which ...

Central States’ Benefit Suspension Application Denied

May 24, 2016

This month, the U.S. Treasury denied Central States Pension Fund’s plan to rescue the fund from insolvency. One of the biggest private pension funds in the country, with benefits for about 407,000 ...

Final Rule Issued by DOL Raising the Minimum Required Salary for Exempt Status under FLSA

May 18, 2016

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) formally issued the final regulations that will increase the required salary an employee must receive to qualify for exempt status under the professional, ...

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Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately?

May 16, 2016

Recent legal compliance issues require changes to most employee handbooks. In addition, we frequently see noncompliance on certain issues in our employee handbook reviews. All employers need to ...

OSHA’s New Rule Increases Employer Reporting Obligations

May 12, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a rule yesterday effectively “modernizing” its reporting requirements. Under the new rule, all large employers (250 or more ...

Don’t Lose the Game: Employers Are You Ready for Subsidy Notifications and Appeals?

May 10, 2016

Let’s quickly recap the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance landscape. Individuals must have minimum essential health coverage or pay an annual penalty. State and federal health exchanges ...
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