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Law In The Workplace

Background Checks? Be Careful!

Class action lawsuits relating to background checks of applicants and current employees are a very hot area among plaintiff's employment lawyers.  The number of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuits has proliferated significantly over the past couple […]

Overtime Lawsuits At Near Record High Levels

Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (“TRAC”), a research center established in 1989 to obtain detailed information regarding various filings at federal agencies, recently released data concerning the number of overtime […]

Don't Forfeit an Employee's Exempt Status

One of the most significant employment law risks currently facing employers are collective action lawsuits brought by current or former employees claiming they were not paid overtime. These lawsuits are often the result of misclassifying employees as […]

Are you using pre-employment tests as part of the interview process?

If your company uses pre-employment tests to screen individuals in an attempt to find the best candidates during the interview process, then Target Corporation's payment of $2,800,000 to the EEOC might catch your attention.  The EEOC announced yesterday […]


The Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid and job protected leave.[1] During the course of the FMLA leave, employees are entitled to maintain group health benefits in the same condition as if the […]


On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued guidance regarding the proper classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors for purposes of complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The FLSA […]

New Limitation on Liability for Wellness Programs in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed legislation into law that provides limitation on liability for employers who establish and maintain employee wellness programs. The Texas Legislature saw a need to address concerns that some employers are discouraged […]

Kenneth C. Riney

DOL releases much-anticipated proposal to change overtime regulations

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor released its proposed rule to change overtime regulations.  The focus of the proposed change is to increase the minimum salary threshold under the "white collar" exemptions from $23,660 to $50,440 per year.  […]