Category Archives: Employment & Labor Law
Number of Employees Entitled to Overtime Pay Likely to Increase
Proposed changes from the Department of Labor to overtime laws are likely to result in more change in the pockets of many employees. The number of employees that are entitled to overtime pay will significantly increase if the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the minimum salary requirement for exempt status under the Fair Labor […]
Employee or Independent Contractor?
The U.S. Department of Labor has recently changed its approach to answering this difficult question. Read Ed Silverstein’s article “New guidance about independent contractor vs. employee classification called ‘subjective’” at InsideCounsel to find out why “there is some reason to believe … actions by the DOL will intensify with the new guidance.”
What Does the SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Mean for Employers?
What policy changes will employers need to make to comply with the U. S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding same-sex marriage? For some helpful insights, see “Employers need to examine policies, laws in light of Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling” by Tammy Binford with Business and Legal Resources and HRHero.com.
Does your Company Dress Code Need Alterations?
If your company has not updated its dress code policy this year, it’s time to do so. On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that dress codes must have flexibility to allow for exceptions based on religion when it would not result in a […]