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EEOC Secures $505 Million for Victims in Fiscal Year 2018

On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the agency’s website, which also includes detailed breakdown of charges by... Read more ›

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Ask the Experts: Preparing for New Overtime Thresholds

Question: What should employers do to prepare for the anticipated January 1, 2020, effective date of new DOL’s white collar exemptions? Answer: On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to update and revise Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemptions by raising the salary level for an exemption from... Read more ›

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Ask the Experts: White Collar Exemptions

Question: What determines if an employee falls within one of the FLSA white collar exemptions? Answer: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to qualify for exemption, a white collar employee generally must: Be salaried, meaning that he or she is paid a predetermined and fixed salary that is not subject to reduction because of... Read more ›

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Federal Employment Law Update — April 2019

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Enforcement and Litigation Data On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the... Read more ›

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Arkansas Employment Law Update — April 2019

Minimum Wage Act On April 10, 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation (H.B. 1751) amending the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act as follows: Repealing Ark. Code Ann. § 11-4-204, law most favorable to employees applicable. Amending Ark. Code Ann. § 11-4-213, allowance for furnishing board, lodging, apparel, etc. as follows: Certain employers are entitled to... Read more ›

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California Employment Law Update — April 2019

Updated DFEH Form and Poster In March 2019, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released the following updated form and poster: Certification of Health Care Provider Form for California Family Rights Act (CFRA) or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave poster. This is... Read more ›