DOL Issues Proposed Revisions to the White Collar Exemptions

June 30, 2015   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Department of Labor

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its much-anticipated proposed revisions to the regulations governing the “white collar exemptions” (those for executive, administrative, and professional employees) under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The purpose of the revisions is to increase the number of employees covered by the Act’s overtime… Read More →

The Supreme Court Ruled Today in King v. Burwell

June 25, 2015   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News


The United States Supreme Court ruled today in the historic case of King v. Burwell to uphold the IRS regulations extending tax subsidies to insurance coverage purchased on the federal exchange. At the heart of this suit was the proper interpretation of the Affordable Care Act’s language stating that subsidies are available… Read More →

Employer Violated Title VII When It Refused To Hire Muslim Applicant On The Basis Of Its Dress Code Policy

June 1, 2015   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Supreme Court

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court held, in an 8-1 decision, that Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) discriminated against a practicing Muslim female when it refused to hire her because her headscarf would conflict with its dress code policy. Although A&F managers thought the applicant was qualified to be hired,… Read More →

Ten Questions to Ask Before You Terminate an Employee

July 8, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Resources


1. Did the employee know the job was at risk?  Sometimes a manager will say, “Well, he should have known.”  Although it is true that an individual should inherently know that certain actions, like theft, lead to termination, do not assume that an employee knew the job was at risk… Read More →

Implement Your Workplace Social Media Policy Today

June 24, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Resources

social media business legalities

We understand that some employees may maintain Web logs (or “blogs”), may contribute posts to the blogs of other persons, and may maintain and participate in other social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Plaxo and LinkedIn (collectively, “social media”). In some instances, the Company and your career may benefit… Read More →

New COBRA Notices

May 27, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) just issued new model COBRA notices to include information regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, including information regarding the individual’s right to obtain coverage through the Marketplace and information regarding coverage and cost differences between the Marketplace and COBRA coverage…. Read More →

UAW “No Go” A Blow

March 17, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News


Volkswagen (VW) employees broke the heart of the UAW on Valentine’s Day, rejecting UAW representation by a vote of 712 to 626. The Chattanooga campaign by the UAW was the perfect opportunity for the Union to organize a southern auto manufacturer – VW’s corporate parent wholly endorsed and pushed the… Read More →

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate for Small Employers

February 15, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News


On February 10, 2014, the federal government announced another delay in the “play or pay” employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which was originally scheduled to take effect January 1, 2014. Last summer, the Administration postponed the employer mandate for all covered employers until January 1, 2015. The… Read More →

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