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Input sought on new rules to extend overtime to more workers
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Employers and other stakeholders have just a few weeks in which to provide input on proposed regulations which would raise the salary threshold for


EEOC: sexual orientation discrimination illegal under Title VII
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

The EEOC has found that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On


Department of Labor: most workers classified as independent contractors are employees
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2015

On July 15, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor declared that most workers who are classified as independent contractors are


Texas federal court rules in favor of NLRB’s “quickie” election rules
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

A federal judge in Texas recently rejected a challenge to the NLRB's "quickie" election rules that went into effect on April 14, 2015. One of the


EEOC updates guidance on accommodating pregnant workers
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued revised pregnancy discrimination guidance setting forth a framework for assessing how far


Department of Labor issues new proposed FLSA white collar regulations
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which updates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA


Even planned surgery may be “unforeseeable” under the FMLA
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

Employees seeking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act are supposed to give 30 days’ notice if the need for leave is “foreseeable,” but what


EEOC encouraged to address social media and “but-for” causation in revising guidance on retaliation
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

At a meeting of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, convened to address the explosive growth of retaliation charges last week


Pregnancy discrimination prohibition to be included in Florida Civil Rights Act
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

In April 2014, the Florida Supreme Court held in Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. that pregnancy discrimination was encompassed within “sex”


Even in Colorado, employees may be terminated for medical marijuana use in violation of company drug policy
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

In Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, the Supreme Court of Colorado upheld an employer's decision to terminate the employment of a quadriplegic employee who