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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 10 Jul 2019

Recent DOL Guidance Not Entitled to Deference Post-Kisor

In what appears to be the first decision concerning the so-called “20 rule” after Kisor v. Wilkie, a Virginia district court declined to give Auer


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 3 Jul 2019

Divided SCOTUS Affirms Auer Deference to Agencies’ Interpretations

The Supreme Court of the United States recently affirmed so-called Auer deference (also referred to as Seminole Rock deference), which requires


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 26 Jun 2019

Joint Employer and General Labour and Employment Issues

One area that has plagued the franchising business model in recent years is the threat of joint employer liability. Franchisors are


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 1 Apr 2019

Freefall: UAW Membership Declines Nearly 10 Percent

The United Autoworkers Union (UAW) saw its membership ranks decrease drastically last year by nearly 10 percent according to a new report from the


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 26 Mar 2019

OFCCP Releases List of Potential Affirmative Action Audit Targets

This week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of companies


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2019

DOL Issues Long-Awaited Overtime Rules, Sets New Minimum Salary

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled new overtime guidelines for employers, with the expectation that more than a million


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 17 Dec 2018

Don’t Let Down Your Guard: An Object Lesson In Dealing With Government Investigators

Every time we turn on the news recently, it seems there is a new government investigation being taken up. Putting aside any political angles, these


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 19 Oct 2018

Don’t Forget: New Procedures for Illinois Charges of Discrimination

On Aug. 24, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) was amended to increase filing timeframes, allow for employee opt-out provisions, and modify the


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2018

Joint Employment Moves: What’s Next for Franchising and Why It’s Not Over

Within the last month, there have been moves on several fronts to address the lack of clarity surrounding when two or more businesses may be deemed


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 4 Sep 2018

OFCCP Issues New Directive for Analyzing Compensation

Organizations doing business with the federal government may be subject to affirmative action requirements, overseen by the Office of Federal Contract

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