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By Jaime N. Cole, Adam T. Pankratz
Although the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has yet to finalize the new annual salary required for exempt status, it intends to propose a new salary basis test that would more than double the current federal salary threshold.
By Francesco A. DeLuca, Robert Shea
In Massachusetts, failing to calculate and pay employee wages properly exposes employers to mandatory treble damages and attorneys' fees, as well as potential criminal penalties.
By Casey McCluskey Parker
In 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Civil Justice Act, a tort reform measure limiting monetary damages.
By Ogletree Deakins
Did you know that the 2018 midterm elections set a record as the first midterm to exceed voter turnout of 100 million people?
By James J. Plunkett, Harold Coxson
Today marks day 21 of the partial federal government shutdown.
By Miguel A. Manna
The holiday season may already feel like a distant memory and five-day workweeks may once again be the norm, but not everything is back to business as usual for U.S. employers this January.
By Robert Shea
On January 8, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided whether courts may disregard contractual language calling for an arbitrator to decide questions of arbitrability if the argument that the arbitration agreement applies to the particular dispute is "wholly groundless."
By Rachel Stone
On December 20, 2018, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for all Philadelphia municipal government workers
By Josh C. Harrison
The United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an opinion letter, FLSA2018-29, on December 21, 2018
By James J. Plunkett
The midterm elections that took place in November 2018 have the employer community wondering what to expect in 2019. This article will examine how those elections might impact labor and employment policymaking in 2019.
By Joshua P. Lushnat
On December 27, 2018, as one of his last acts in office, term-limited Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive which will extend sexual orientation discrimination protection to a number of private employees.
By Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez, Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez
Mexico's Ministry of Interior (Secretaria de Gobernación, SEGOB) and NII published new governmental fees for immigration procedures related to foreign nationals and expatriates that took effect January 1, 2019.
By Lori K. Adamcheski
In 2018, the Michigan Legislature passed two seemingly conflicting pieces of legislation addressing future minimum wage increases.
By Donald D. Gamburg
Philadelphia enters the predictive scheduling mix with its newly signed Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, which will become effective January 1, 2020.
By James J. Plunkett
Happy 2019 from Washington, D.C., where January 3 marked the start of the 116th Congress (now under new management).
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