About Last Night: More on the Texas Federal Judge Halting the DOL’s New Overtime Rule
I was asleep. What happened? As we informed you last night, a federal judge in Texas has ordered that the Department of Labor (DOL) cannot implement its new regulation raising the salary threshold for the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new regulation would have raised… Read More →
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT AND BEST LAWYERS NAMES LMVT TO ITS BEST LAW FIRMS LIST FOR 2017
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers named Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. to its Best Law Firms list for 2017, ranking LMVT in Tier 1 for Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management), and Litigation (Labor & Employment). The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of… Read More →
Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave
On Labor Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave annually to employees performing work on covered contracts and subcontracts. The leave requirement goes into effect on January 1, 2017. The coverage provisions of the leave requirement are… Read More →
The Wage and Hour Defense Institute Submits Comment Opposing Department of Labor’s Proposed Regulations
The Wage and Hour Defense Institute – of which LMVT is an active member – submitted a detailed comment opposing the Department of Labor’s proposed regulations on the white-collar exemptions – regulations which, if implemented, would raise the salary test to over $50,000. Click here to view full comment submitted.
Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America©
Richard Lehr, David Middlebrooks, Al Vreeland and Mike Thompson have been recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© for Labor and Employment Law in 2017.
U.S. News & World Report Names LMV to its Best Law Firms list for 2015
U.S. News & World Report named Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland P.C. to its Best Law Firms list for 2015, ranking LMV in Tier 1 for both Employment Law (Management) and Labor Law (Management). The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client… Read More →
Will United States Supreme Court Eviscerate Affordable Care Act?
On March 4th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the following question presented in the case of King v. Burwell: “Whether the IRS may permissibly promulgate regulations to extend tax credit subsidies to coverage purchased through exchanges established by the federal government under Section 1321 of the… Read More →
Feds Amend Rule on Minimum Wage Hike for Federal Contractors
Three federal agencies – the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and NASA – issued an interim rule, effective December 15th, on the new minimum wage for federal contractors. On February 12th, President Obama issued an Executive Order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for employees of federal contractors… Read More →
NLRB: Workplace Emails for Unionization Permitted
As we predicted in our March 2014 Employment Law Bulletin, on December 11 the National Labor Relations Board reversed long-standing precedent and found that employees have a right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes, including communicating with each other about union organizing. The 74-page decision in Purple… Read More →
IRS Announces 2015 Contribution Limits for 401(k)s, FSAs and Transportation Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the 2015 contribution limits for qualified retirement plans. The deferral limit for 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans will increase from $17,500 to $18,000; the total contribution limit for defined contributions plans will increase from $52,000 to $53,000 and the catch-up contribution limit (for participants age… Read More →