U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Salary Threshold Rule, Effective January 1, 2020

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule to make an estimated 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Check out Snell & Wilmer’s legal alert … Continue reading

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Common and Costly Employer Mistake: Not Paying Overtime Premium on Incentive Compensation

Most employers know that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires minimum wage and overtime to be paid to employees unless they are exempt. A common mistake, however, is when employers fail to properly factor certain incentive compensation into non-exempt … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Salary Threshold Rule

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update the minimum salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act – an update that would make approximately a million more … Continue reading

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Q1 2019 Workplace Word – Out Now!

The first edition of the Workplace Word for 2019 has been published! In this edition, we take a look at three critical issues for employers during the hiring process – Form I-9 Compliance; Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance; and What Not … Continue reading

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In-House Counsel Tool Kit: Employment Law Update

A common observation from in-house attorneys is that, unlike those in private practice, many lack the luxury of being able to focus on a specific area of law. Rather, they are often expected to understand and provide legal advice on … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor Issues Six New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued six new opinion letters this week, covering employer compliance issues under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The opinion letters … Continue reading

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Federal Court’s Ruling in GrubHub Case is a Win for Gig Companies, but it Doesn’t Settle the Debate Over Workers’ Status

A potential watershed ruling that a former Grubhub delivery driver was properly classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee is a victory for gig economy companies who hope the decision will help defeat similar lawsuits and provide some … Continue reading

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OMB Blocks EEOC’s Pay Reporting Requirements

Last Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) halted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s collection of pay data from employer information reports, called EEO-1s. See here. The EEOC finalized the rule related to pay data collection in September 2016 in … Continue reading

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Think Before You Ask: New Laws Banning Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary and Wage History

Many standardized job applications contain a section asking applicants for the names of their prior employers, dates of employment, and the salary or wage they earned. Nationwide employers beware: this practice could be unlawful, depending on where you operate. To … Continue reading

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New Guidance on Paid Sick Time: Industrial Commission of Arizona Supplements its Proposed Regulations

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (“ICA”) has issued a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”) for Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”), available here. The Act, requiring certain employers to provide a minimum … Continue reading

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