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Appeals Court Rules on Bonuses as Part of Regular Rate

USA - September 10 2020 Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay non-exempt employees time and a half their regular rate for any hours worked…

Kurt F. Ellison, Farrah N.W. Rifelj

Wisconsin Employers Must Act Now to Obtain Relief of Account Charging for COVID-19 Related Unemployment Benefits

USA - August 6 2020 The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently announced that employers must take quick action to ensure that initial COVID-19…

Samuel M. Mitchell, Farrah N.W. Rifelj

Wisconsin Issues State-Wide Emergency Face Covering Order

USA - July 31 2020 On July 30, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an Executive Order declaring a Public Health Emergency to combat the “uncontrolled spread of…

Scott C. Beightol, Elizabeth A. Odian

SCOTUS Endorses Broad Exception from Employment-Discrimination Suits for Religious Employers

USA - July 15 2020 In a sizeable victory for religious employers, last week the U.S. Supreme Court held that judicial intervention in employment decisions made by…

Samuel M. Mitchell

Double Damages Now the Exception, Not the Rule in FLSA Administrative Settlements

USA - June 30 2020 In a win for employers, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced earlier this week that it will end its default policy of demanding…

Ashley L. Felton, Elizabeth A. Odian, Judson D. Stelter