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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidelines for Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

USA - January 11 2018 On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued Fact Sheet 71, which sets forth new federal guidelines for...

Christin J. Jones, S. Wesley Butler, Susan W. Pangborn, Randall D. Avram.


New Georgia Law Allows Employees to Use Sick Leave for Care of Family Members

USA - May 11 2017 On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a new statute requiring certain employers to allow their employees to use up to five days...

Christin J. Jones, S. Wesley Butler, Susan W. Pangborn, Randall D. Avram.


EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Workplace Retaliation

USA - September 1 2016 On August 25, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated guidance on workplace retaliation issues. The EEOC enforces...

S. Wesley Butler, Susan W. Pangborn, Louis W. Doherty, Kathleen Dodd Barton.


California Becomes the First State to Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage; New York Is Likely to Be the Second

USA - April 4 2016 California has become the first state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour state-wide. The $15 minimum wage rate will go into effect after a...

Drew Kifner, Susan W. Pangborn, Louis W. Doherty.


DOL releases proposed changes to white-collar exemption rules estimated to affect five million employees

USA - July 1 2015 Currently, an employee can be classified as an executive, administrative, professional, or computer professional employee exempt from the minimum wage...

Linda Usoz, Randall D. Avram, Kathleen Dodd Barton.