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The DOL’s New Rule Removes Presumption Against Overtime Exemption for Possible Retail and Service Establishments, Broadening Availability to Employers

USA - May 26 2020 On May 19, 2020, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final rule likely expanding the FLSA’s Section 7(i) overtime exemption for…

Texas Workers Who Refuse to Return to Work May Remain Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

USA - May 21 2020 As Texas begins to reopen, some employers are recalling employees placed on furloughs or leaves of absences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we…

EEOC Releases New Guidance to Employers on Returning Employees to Work and ADA Compliance

USA - May 20 2020 Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC has periodically released updates to its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers, “What You Should Know…

Department of Labor Clarifies Entitlement to Additional $600 in Partial Unemployment Context

USA - May 15 2020 The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued supplemental CARES Act guidance on May 8, 2020, that addresses the interplay between the Federal Pandemic…

Electronic Union Representation Elections Are Looming

USA - May 14 2020 Social distancing and uncertainty about COVID-19 have altered many aspects of daily life, uprooted traditions, and redefined “normal.” Unions are…

TransUnion to Seek Supreme Court Review After Ninth Circuit Finds Class Members Had Standing and Partially Upholds Punitive Damages Award

USA - May 13 2020 A hotly contested ruling in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) class action case will soon be appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States…

OFCCP Updates Disability Self-ID Form

USA - May 12 2020 Since 2014, OFCCP-covered employers have been required to invite job applicants, pre-offer, to disclose their disability status via a form prescribed…

Unlimited Vacation Policies in California - New Decision

USA - May 11 2020 The California Court of Appeals for the Second District evaluated the validity of unlimited vacation policies in a recent decision. Unlimited…

EEOC Postpones EEO-1 Reports to 2021

USA - May 8 2020 Today the EEOC published a Notice in the Federal Register, announcing a delay in its collection of EEO-1 Component 1 data — until March of 2021 — due…

As COVID-based Class Actions Loom, Fifth Circuit Provides Reminder for Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers

USA - May 7 2020 A recent Fifth Circuit opinion held that a company’s arbitration agreement did not prevent employees from pursuing their claims as a collective…