The Wage and Hour Defense Institute Submits Comment Opposing Department of Labor’s Proposed Regulations

September 8, 2015   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

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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.


DOL Issues Proposed Revisions to the White Collar Exemptions

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

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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

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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

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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 →


NLRB Tips: GC Memorandum 15-04 Offers Guidance on Valid Handbook Rules – Agency Scrutiny to Continue

April 17, 2015   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

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On March 19, 2015, the NLRB’s General Counsel issued a report offering guidance as to how to fashion employee handbook rules that won’t be deemed unlawful by the NLRB. The memorandum, located on the Board’s website, is divided into two sections and looks at the rules “frequently at issue” in… Read More →




NLRB: Workplace Emails for Unionization Permitted

December 12, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

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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 →


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