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DOL Issues Important Overtime Update for Commission-Based Retail and Service Industry Employees

USA - May 27 2020 On Monday, May 19, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew the non-exhaustive lists of establishments that were potentially eligible for or excluded…

Kathleen B. Dodd, Christopher M. Caiaccio, Leah M. Farmer, Susan W. Pangborn

NLRB Finalizes New Rule Modifying Election Procedures To Better Protect Employee Free Choice

USA - April 1 2020 On March 31, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new rule modifying election procedures so that employees have more of a say as…

John W. Alden, Christopher M. Caiaccio

Insights: Alerts DOL Proposes Increase to Threshold for the “White Collar” Overtime Exemption

USA - March 11 2019 Last week, the Department of Labor (“the Department”) released proposed rules to increase the minimum salary threshold for the so-called “white…

Charles E. Feuss, Alice Yu

Alerts Expansion of Rights for Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment in California

USA - October 3 2018 On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law several bills aimed at strengthening the rights of an individual alleging…

Teresa L. Bouchard, Susan W. Pangborn, James Smith

California Supreme Court Restricts “De Minimis” Defense in State-Law Claims for Small Amounts of Unpaid Wages

USA - July 30 2018 Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, a well-established body of law rejects claims for unpaid minimum wages and overtime based on very small…

Susan W. Pangborn, Chuck Rice, James Smith