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No Substitutions: DOL Finalizes Time-Based Limit on Non-Tipped Work By Tip Credit Employees

USA - November 4 2021 Last week, the U.S. DOL issued a final rule limiting when employers may take a tip credit for tipped employees who sometimes…

Kevin M. Young, Noah A. Finkel, Christina Jaremus

Texas issues order prohibiting private business vaccine mandates without broad exemptions

USA - October 12 2021 Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order prohibiting public and private employers from requiring employees or customers to receive…

Kathryn "Chris" Palamountain, Christopher W. Kelleher, Esteban (Steve) Shardonofsky

Proposed Tip Credit Regulations Place Further Litigation on the Menu

USA - July 2 2021 If the gist of a proposed regulation is made final, the 80/20 rule will be back, and with a vengeance. Employers who take a tip…

Noah A. Finkel

New Year’s Gift From WHD: Guidance on Continuous Workday Rule in the WFH Era

USA - January 5 2021 In the final hours of 2020, the U.S. DOL’s Wage & Hour Division issued an opinion letter containing guidance on the compensability…

Kevin M. Young

Holy Smoke! Health Care Employers Must Abate Surgical Smoke Hazards in the Operating Room

USA - May 22 2019 Smoke produced during surgical procedures is carcinogenic and can carry pathogens. Employers who fail to abate surgical smoke…

Benjamin D. Briggs, Craig B. Simonsen, Adam R. Young