On May 18, 2016, President Obama and the Labor Department issued the much anticipated final rule regarding overtime regulations, which significantly raises the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These new Department of Labor Overtime Rules may be of particular interest to businesses in the ...Read more
On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act that would prevent employers from using credit checks, bankruptcies and liens to disqualify most applicants from employment. The bill was passed by the New York City Council by a vote of 47–3 in April. ...Read more
Back to school, back to work, back to serious decisions — now is a good time to recall key considerations before terminating an employee or employees. 1. Consider the Reason: Position Elimination vs. Performance Issues As a fundamental proposition, the employer must be able to articulate the reason for terminating an employee. A good exercise for employers is to summarize ...Read more
Joining New York City (see Employment Law Insider Alert, March 2013), Oregon and Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2014, New Jersey passed legislation to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of a job applicant’s unemployment status. This expands existing New Jersey law — the first law on the subject — that prohibits employers from creating ...Read more
In several prior issues of the Employment Law Insider Alert, we have reported on the ups and downs of the efforts of the National Labor Relations (“NLRB” or “Board”) to require almost all private sector employers to post an 11-inch by 17-inch notice in the workplace advising employees of their right to form and join a ...
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