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Employment and labor law developments (and a few other things) I’m thankful for

USA - November 23 2016 This has been a weird year for me. (And, no, I’m not even thinking about the election!) But I have much to be thankful for, and I hope you do, too

Court blocks DOL overtime rule: The fuller story

USA - November 23 2016 As I posted last night, the U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule, which would have taken effect a week from tomorrow, has been preliminarily

BREAKING: OSHA reasonable reporting procedure rule is NOT enjoined!

USA - November 29 2016 Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas found in TEXO ABCAGC, Inc. v. Perez that the plaintiffs challenging the rule had failed to

Employers can breathe a sigh of relief come December 1: court strikes down overtime rule

USA - November 23 2016 The new regulations that would have more than doubled the salary threshold for Administrative, Executive, and Professional exemptions from the minimum

ConstangyTV: Close-Up on Workplace Law

USA - November 29 2016 In this ConstangyTV: Close-Up on Workplace Law video, host Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler, partner in our Jacksonville, Florida office, about the

Post no bills? Employers have to post plenty!

USA - December 7 2016 This year is ending with quite a few changes in various federal workplace posters. To ensure that employers, especially federal contractors, have kept

FMCSA announces national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for commercial truck, bus drivers

USA - December 5 2016 As we expected here and here, the day has finally come. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced

What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.

USA - December 2 2016 As most readers know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was set to take effect yesterday, was preliminarily enjoined (temporarily

Weekly catch-up

USA - December 2 2016 The November edition of ConstangyTV’s Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks

OSHA Update Court refuses to block OSHA’s new anti-retaliation rule that restricts post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs

USA - November 30 2016 A federal judge in Dallas, Texas, decided Monday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could begin enforcing the anti-retaliation