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Employers Should Prepare Now for New Whi...

Employers Should Prepare Now for New White-Collar Overtime Rule
By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Employers take note – major changes may be coming to overtime regulations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), a proposed rule change would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers.  The proposed changes are anticipated to be finalized within the coming months, and employers should start planning...

Department of Labor Announces Final Rule...

By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. The Department of Labor (DOL) will publish a Final Rule this week revising the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  The changes will allow eligible employees in same-sex marriages to take FMLA leave to care for their spouses or family members, regardless of where the employee resides. ...

EMPLOYERS MAY LOSE BENEFIT OF OVERTIME E...

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), most employees are entitled to receive overtime compensation (1.5 times their regular rate of pay) for all hours they work above 40 hours in a workweek.  However, the FLSA also exempts certain executive, administrative and professional employees who are paid on a salaried basis and make at least $455 per week.  President Obama...

Department of Labor Announces New Fundin...

On March 4, 2014, the United States Department of Labor announced certain funding priorities in the President’s budget proposal including an increase of $41 million to fund enforcement of wage and hour laws and FMLA compliance. Additional Department of Labor budget priorities are: •Nearly $14 million to fund the misclassification of workers as independent contractors...

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis honori...

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today released the following statement encouraging U.S. employers to commemorate the Veterans Day holiday Monday by making a commitment to hiring veterans: “On Monday, America will celebrate the sacrifices of the men and women who’ve served their country in the armed forces. I strongly believe that the best way we can honor...

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