U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: Part Two – Paralegals
July 10, 2019
In our last blog post, we revealed a three-part series intended to address the new opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1, 2019.  The second of these opinion letters, FLSA2019-8, addresses whether paralegals employed by a trade organization are exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA.
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Ontario: Bill 66 is Now Law – New Rules for Overtime Averaging, Excess Hours
April 5, 2019
The Ontario government has ushered in further employer-friendly amendments to workplace laws with the passing of Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, which received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019.
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US DOL Proposes New Overtime Rule
March 8, 2019
The United States Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would raise the salary threshold required to qualify for overtime exemptions to $35,308 per year, up from the current threshold of $23,660 per year that was set in 2004.
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A Sneak Peak at the New Overtime Rule
March 1, 2019
Although the proposed rules have not been announced officially, we have it on good authority that they will raise the salary threshold to $35,000.
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Supreme Court Rules Auto Service Advisers Are Exempt From Overtime
April 2, 2018
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that auto service advisers (also commonly referred to as “service writers”) are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
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California Supreme Court Adopts Employee-Friendly Test For Calculating Overtime On Flat-Sum Bonuses
March 13, 2018
The California Supreme Court has adopted an employee-friendly test for calculating the
overtime due on a non-discretionary, flat-sum bonus.
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Overtime Averaging: No Notice, No Harm, No Foul
November 9, 2017
In a recent decision, the Divisional Court refused to grant damages to a terminated employee for an employer’s failure comply with legislative requirements regarding overtime averaging.
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DOL Appeals Overtime Rule Decision
November 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor filed notice with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, October 30th, appealing the decision that blocked implementation of the overtime rule that would have more-than-doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees.
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DOL Overtime Rule Struck Down
August 31, 2017
A Texas federal court has struck down the Obama-era Department of Labor (DOL) revised overtime exemption rule, which sought to more than double the salary level required for overtime-exempt workers.
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Good News On The DOL's Overtime Rules - We Go Back To The Drawing Board!
August 29, 2017
The overtime rule published in 2016 by the Department of Labor ("DOL") that significantly increased the minimum salary necessary to qualify for the white-collar and highly compensated overtime exemptions will be changed under the DOL's new leadership. 
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Arbitration Award Consistent with the One Day Rest in Seven Act
August 15, 2017
In Mondelez Global LLC v. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District No. 8, an employer prohibited its unionized employees from working seven consecutive days without a 24-hour rest period.
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US DOL Seeks Input on Overtime Rule
August 11, 2017
President Trump’s administration has finally taken some action on the Obama-era Department of Labor Overtime Rule.  Since inauguration day, employers nationwide have wondered what would become of the controversial overtime rule.
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Tweets Follow

Aug 16

@USDOL Gives Working Parents FMLA Pass to Attend Children's Special Education Meetings

Aug 16

NLRB Expands Scope of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Aug 15

The First Rollout of Proposed Amendments to the NLRB's Election Rules