Legal Alerts (Year: 2016)
Your source for the latest changes in employment law
Federal Court Blocks Implementation of DOL’s New Overtime Rule Nationwide
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant granted an emergency Preliminary Injunction blocking implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Final Rule on Overtime Regulations, which was scheduled to go into effect on December 1st. The Court's injunctive relief is in effect pending a full determination of the matter on the merits.
Are You Prepared for the New Overtime Rules?
The Department of Labor (the "DOL") has issued its highly anticipated Final Rule increasing the salary threshold for white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The changes will take effect on December 1, 2016 and are expected to expand overtime eligibility to more than 4 million workers who are currently exempt from the FLSA's overtime requirements. This is a very complex topic and the new regulations can impact employers in many different ways. Strict compliance is critical and employers must comply with federal and state wage laws to the letter.
Updates to the EEOC’s Proposed Equal Pay Data Reporting Requirement
On July 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced its revised proposed rule on the collection of data from federal contractors and other large employers. The proposed rule was originally published in January of this year and the initial comment period ended on April 1, 2016.
New Federal Protection for Trade Secret Theft
With overwhelming bipartisan support, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act ('DTSA') on May 11, 2016. The DTSA, an amendment to the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, standardizes trade secret misappropriation law and provides additional tools for employers seeking to enforce trade secret and confidentiality agreements.
DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule Expanding Coverage to Millions
The Department of Labor (the "DOL") has issued its long awaited Final Rule increasing the salary threshold for white collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The Rule goes into effect December 1, 2016 and is expected to expand overtime eligibility to more than 4 million workers who are currently exempt from the FLSA's overtime requirements.
Important Documents and Links
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