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Impact of Overtime Regulations on Employers After DOL Files Reply Brief

Employers now have a clear picture of the Department of Labor’s position on its ability to promulgate overtime regulations, but remain unclear as to what the salary level threshold amount to qualify executive, administrative and professional employees as exempt will be in the future. On June 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed its long-awaited reply brief in State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 16-41606 (5th Cir.), the appeal regarding the overtime regulations that has been pending in the Fifth Circuit since before President Trump’s inauguration. The reply brief provides insight into DOL’s position on the regulations following the inauguration, a position that was in question until the reply brief was filed.

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Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S. Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule Regarding Overtime Eligibility

U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that precludes the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing or enforcing its Final Rule increasing the minimum salary level applicable to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees (EAP) in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor.

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The New Overtime Regulations: What Employers Need to Know

For the first time since 2004, and only the seventh time since the Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted, the U.S. Department of Labor imposed new overtime regulations that dramatically increased the salary level requirements in order for employers to avoid the payment of overtime to salaried executive, administrative and professional employees, effective December 1, 2016.

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The Challenge of Banning the Box

Labor and employment attorney Paul M. Finamore, Esq. discusses the impact of "ban the box" legislation as it challenges employers to company not only with EEOC guidance, but also with state and local legislation that aims to protect applicants with criminal backgrounds to have fair access to gainful employment. These laws vary in coverage, timing and requirements, so multijurisdictional employers are faced with differing applications and requirements, creating complex administrative compliance mandates for those employers. 

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Judge awards $0 after Plaintiffs’ counsel seeks $1.1 million in attorneys’ fees after winning bad fa

In a scathing, 100-page opinion from the The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania,…

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Impact of Overtime Regulations on Employers After DOL Files Reply Brief

Employers now have a clear picture of the Department of Labor’s position on its ability to…

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Filing a National Flood Insurance Claim in State Court is No Better Than Filing it in the Kitchen Dr

In Woodson v. Allstate Ins. Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit…

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Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule R

U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction…

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Family Businesses Beware: IRS Shifts Bullseye with Newly Proposed Tax Regulations

With the recent issuance of proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code,…

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