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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Raise FLSA Salary Exempt Threshold to $679 Per Week Starting January 1, 2020

USA - March 8 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a formal notice of proposed rulemaking increasing the salary threshold for exempt employees under the FLSA…

Michael J. Killeen, Sheehan Sullivan

Get Ready for June 7, 2018: New Washington Laws Address the #MeToo Movement

USA - May 22 2018 Washington State recently passed several employment-related laws that take effect on June 7, 2018. These laws: Void nondisclosure agreements that…

Katharine M. Tylee Herz, Mary R. Sanden, Angela R. Vogel

Seismic Shift in Determining Contractor Status: Unanimous California Supreme Court Adopts New Test for Evaluating Independent Contractor Classification

USA - May 3 2018 Companies and individuals have long used independent contractor relationships to provide workers greater flexibility and to lower costs. The…

Jeffrey S. Bosley, Victoria Tallman

New California Law Raises the Stakes in Labor Commissioner Investigations and Whistleblower Suits

USA - October 16 2017 On October 4, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB 306 into law. The new statute, which was sponsored by the California Labor Federation, significantly…

Tracy Thompson