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Minimum wage and overtime provisions to be extended to home health care workers

USA - September 18 2013 On September 17, 2013, the United States Department of Labor announced a final rule which will extend the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage…

FLSA settlements: is DOL or court approval required?

USA - October 4 2013 After decades of relative clarity, one area of complex employment litigation that has seen some change — and potentially significant change…

Thomas W. Carroll

U.S. Supreme Court expands SOX whistleblowing protection as SEC cautions companies against incentivizing employees to keep complaints internal

USA - March 25 2014 The enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 led to significant changes in corporate governance and financial reporting policies at public…

Kyle T. Fogt, Michael MacPhail

Department of Labor releases new FMLA workplace poster and forms

USA - March 8 2013 Last month, concurrent with the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the U.S. Department of Labor published new versions of…

Steven R. Anderson

EEOC and DOJ asked to weigh in on legality of employer access to job applicants' social media and personal email accounts

USA - March 29 2012 On Monday, March 26, Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Chuck Schumer (NY) asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to weigh in on the increasingly widespread practice among employers to demand access to job applicants' social media and personal email accounts.

Susan W. Kline, Amy M. Steketee