Highlights from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which contains provisions related to mandatory paid leave for employers with fewer than 500 employees.

Under the new Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is temporarily revised to include any employee who has been employed for 30

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Tip Pools – March 2018 Update

The 1.3 Trillion Dollar Spending Bill signed by the President on March 23, 2018 contains a pair of provisions that significantly affect tip-pooling, especially within the restaurant, hotel and bar industries. These provisions entirely negate a Department of Labor (DOL) proposal from late 2017 that would have enabled employers in

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Understanding the Tip Credit – Part 2 of 3

The Tip Credit is a popular method of payment used by restaurants, bars, and other businesses. However, a surprisingly large percentage of business owners do not fully understand how to properly apply the Tip Credit in terms of overtime, minimum wage and participation. In this three part series, we will

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Proposed Changes to FLSA Exemptions…Are You Ready?

In July 2015, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed significant changes to the Executive, Administrative, Professional (“EAP”) or “white-collar” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The FLSA makes it illegal for an employer to pay under the minimum wage and forces employers to pay overtime to those employees

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SCOTUS October Term: An Overview of Employment-Related Cases before the Supreme Court

The October Term for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is underway. This term, the Justices have been petitioned to review cases involving interpretations of the McDonnell Douglas framework, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. section 2000e(k), religious accommodations, and the EEOC’s policies and procedures.

To set the stage

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