The anticipated legal challenges to the Department of Labor’s Final Rule regarding the salary level for white collar exempt employees were lodged yesterday through two separate lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Texas.
21 States and Private Sector Groups File Texas Lawsuits Seeking to Stop the DOL’s New Overtime Rules from Taking Effect On December 1
With the clock counting down toward the December 1, 2016, effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, officials from 21 states have stepped forward to try to stop the DOL in its tracks.
Two lawsuits related to the Department of Labor’s revisions to the white-collar exemptions have been filed in East Texas.
South Carolina is one of twenty one states that have joined in a federal lawsuit filed in Texas contending that the “President is trying to rewrite [the Fair Labor Standards Act].”
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, issued a new report, discussing the results of the first year of the severe injury reporting requirements.
As a result of a compliance review that began in 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleged that a federal contractor in the District of Columbia discriminated against African-American applicants who applied for project manager positions.
Each election cycle, I hope that employment law issues will move front and center to the Presidential campaign.
On September 9, 2016, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published new guidelines for approving settlements between employers and employees in whistleblower cases to ensure that those agreements do not contain terms that could be interpreted to restrict future whistleblowing.
A group of 21 states (“the States”) has filed a Complaint in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the new regulations from U.S. Department of Labor that re-define the white collar exemptions to the overtime requirements of the FLSA.
Judge Walter Smith, a Federal judge in Waco, was reprimanded by the Fifth Circuit last year for unwanted sexual advances on one of his employees back in 1998. I wrote about that reprimand here.