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Law In The Workplace

Judge Blocks Overtime New Rules. So now what?

In my little corner of the law, overtime has been a central focus—in individual and class action lawsuits and, for over two years, in predicting and then ciphering the new regulations of the Department of Labor (“DOL”).  The new rules would have […]

Andrea Johnson

What Trump’s Win Means For Employers

After pulling off a victory more surprising than Truman’s, Donald Trump will have the opportunity over the next four years to–among other things–change the landscape of employment law in the United States.  With Republicans now controlling the […]

DOJ And FTC Issue Joint Guidelines For Human Resource Professionals

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) (collectively the “Agencies”), who jointly enforce the antitrust laws, alerted human resource (“H.R.”) professionals that they might violate […]

Implementation of DOL’s New Overtime Regulations May Be Delayed

The new overtime regulations announced in May, which among other things raised the salary for the white collar exemptions from $23,660 to $47,476, were set to go in effect on December 1, 2016. But on Wednesday, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of […]

OSHA Regulations: Admissible Evidence?

Noncompliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations may not singularly establish a negligence per se claim, but such evidence may be relevant to proximate cause in a simple negligence action. In 2015, the Corpus Christi […]

Michael A. Logan

Christmas in July: Avoiding the Grinch

As of that date, if employers are not ready, haven’t revised pay procedures, and put in new accounting processes, well, “TB”—and some might add another letter in there. The “too bad” means that the DOL can, at 12:00 a.m. on 12/01/2016, descend […]

Andrea Johnson

A SLIPPERY AREA FOR EMPLOYERS: “SHOES FOR CREWS”

Mike Logan and Alexandra Easley discuss recent cases concerning the popular “Shoes for Crews” program utilized by many restaurants.  These new cases could have major implications on the use of this program by hospitality companies.  Read the article […]

Michael A. Logan