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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2019

DOL seeks to limit joint employer liability for wage and hour claims

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to narrow the definition of a “joint employer” under the Fair Labor

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 18 Jan 2019

Ohio statutory amendments impacting joint employment claims against franchisors will go into effect on March 20, 2019

Nationwide, many states are amending their employment laws to address the uncertainty of the joint employment doctrine under federal law, as

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 30 Aug 2018

U.S. Department of Labor issues new opinion letters covering FMLA and FLSA issues

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the issuance of six new opinion letters covering a

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 7 May 2018

New test should increase employer ability to create unpaid internship positions

Many employers allow students to intern in their workplaces so that the students can gain exposure to real world work, learn about a particular

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2018

Wage and Hour Division announces pilot limited “amnesty” program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced a new nationwide pilot program, called the Payroll Audit Independent

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 11 Sep 2017

Texas district court strikes down Obama DOL’s proposed overtime rule

Last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down a proposed Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 3 May 2017

New Secretary of Labor sworn in

Much has been written recently about the first 100 days of the Trump Administration. Some would argue that little of significance has changed in the

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 14 Feb 2017

Changes to the H-1B program under the Trump Administration?

Various news sources have been reporting on certain changes that may be coming to the H-1B program under the new Trump administration. First, there

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2016

Minimum wage exemptions upheld in Ohio Supreme Court case

A divided Ohio Supreme Court held that Ohio's minimum wage law exempts employees engaged in an executive, administrative or professional capacity, or

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2016

Seven employment law trends to keep your eyes on for 2016

2016 has arrived, marking the beginning of a year of political transition. While we cannot be certain what the upcoming Presidential election holds

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