New Overtime Rule Effective Date Announced

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced that the new salary level test for the administrative, executive, and professional employees exemptions from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) would become effective on January 1, 2020.  On and after that date, for an employee to satisfy the requirements of […]

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Volunteer Activities-Is An Employer Reponsible For Compensating Employees Who Participate?

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has been very busy so far this year.  My last post was about its proposed new rule on the amount of salary that must be paid for employees to be exempt from the overtime pay requirements as an administrative, executive, professional, or highly compensated […]

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Summer Interns – It’s That Time of Year Again

With Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, fast approaching, it’s a good time to go over the rules regarding the use of interns.  Nothing of significance has changed since my post on this subject last year, but it never hurts to refresh one’s memory, as a business that violates these rules can find itself in trouble with the […]

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Employment Termination Notice Periods – Are They Enforceable? (Part 2)

My last post addressed the enforceability of employment termination notice periods from the perspective of the employer.  Unfortunately for the employer, when an employee quits without providing the required notice, there is not much the employer can do beyond prohibiting the employee from acting contrary to the interests of the employer during the required notice period.  […]

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