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DOL Significantly Increases Federal Minimum Salary Levels for Exempt Employees

May 20 2016 The US Department of Labor has issued much-anticipated final regulations making changes to overtime exemption requirements under the federal Fair…

California Paystubs Don’t Have to Include Vacation or PTO Values - But Beware

November 8 2016 The California Court of Appeal has held that employers’ itemized wage payment statements do not have to include the monetary value of an employee’s…

National Advertising Initiative Updates Rules for Data Collection on Mobile Apps

December 9 2015 The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), an advertising industry trade group for third-party advertisers, recently released the 2015 update to its…

Piece or “flag” rate and commission earnings cannot be averaged over a workweek to satisfy California minimum wage obligations

April 3 2013 For those California employers who pay commission or fixed-fee "piece rates" to employees tied to the performance of one primary type of work, those…

Costco’s alleged bait and switch advertisement could cost them

July 25 2013 Luxury fashion company Michael Kors has sued warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. in federal court over an alleged "bait and switch"…

To outrun China, Senate to consider groundbreaking legislation

May 21 2021 The Senate has kicked off the complicated process of coordinating and passing multi-committee legislation designed to bolster US technological…

Biden to utilise Export-Import Bank as key element in new International Climate Finance Plan

April 30 2021 President Joe Biden recently announced his International Climate Finance Plan as a follow up to his January 2021 Executive Order on Tackling the…

Combating foreign malign influence or espionage activities targeting institutions of higher education

April 23 2021 New legislation may soon expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States as part of a broader push by Congress to…

Section 232 steel and aluminium duties litigation shifts into high gear

April 9 2021 It has been almost three years since the 25% duties on steel imports and the 10% duties on aluminium imports pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade…

USTR Tai takes control of Trump tariffs

April 9 2021 Now that United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has officially assumed office, there have been some early developments to take ownership of…