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Prop 206 Compliance

Prop 206 Compliance
Despite the effort of numerous organizations to stop Proposition 206, the Arizona Supreme Court has refused to block it. This means that the minimum wage increase requirement will go into effect January 1, 2017. Read more...

Doubling Down on Employee Salaries: The ...

By: Chris Mason Beginning December 1, 2016, the minimum salaries for most exempt jobs will more than double to $47,476 from the existing $23,660 required. On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) dealt its long-anticipated regulatory amendments for “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which included increases to the mandatory...

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...

An Employee Suffering From Alcoholism Is...

An Employee Suffering From Alcoholism Is Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  By: Lindsay G. Leavitt After it was reported that USC football coach Steve Sarkisian had shown up intoxicated to a team meeting—and that he allegedly coached a game against ASU under the influence[1] —he was quickly fired.  What many employers need to understand, however, is that alcoholism is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Every...

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. ...

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