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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2018

Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers: Supreme Court Holds Internal Complaints are Not Enough

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held in the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers case that the definition of a “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 12 May 2017

Trump’s Actual Impact on OSHA

In November, I attempted to look into the crystal ball to see what potential impact the new Trump administration could have on the Occupational

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 16 Feb 2017

Trump Announces Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary Nominee After Andrew Puzder Withdraws

At a press conference, President Trump announced Alexander Acosta as the new nominee for labor secretary. Acosta is currently the dean of the Florida

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2016

Overtime Rules Challenge - Business Groups and States Seek Expedited Relief

As we have covered in a prior blog post, two different lawsuits have been filed in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the new Department of

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 12 Sep 2016

Employee Misclassification as Independent Contractor

As we have noted in prior blog posts, the Department of Labor (DOL) has increasingly taken the position that employers more often than not are

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 27 Jun 2016

Texas Federal Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against DOL’s Persuader Rule

On June 27, U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings entered a nationwide injunction barring the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 18 Dec 2015

Criminal worker safety prosecutions shifted to DOJ’s Environmental Crimes Section

In a Dec. 17 memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that criminal prosecutions of

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2015

Department of Labor clarifies “independent contractor” definition

On July 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) issued an administrator’s interpretation regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 2 Jul 2015

Employers beware: the Department of Labor wants to dramatically increase labor costs

On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division revealed a long-awaited proposal to amend 29 CFR Part 541 (the "white collar"

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 21 Feb 2013

Final rule expands FMLA leave for military family members and airline crew employees

On Feb. 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (DOL) published its Final Rule resulting in key changes to the Family and

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