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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 19 May 2016

DOL Makes Last-Minute Tweaks to New Overtime Exemption Rules

In March 2014, President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Labor to revise its aging rules governing overtime pay for white

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 22 Dec 2015

New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New York

This past year the New York legislature and New York Department of Labor amended several employment laws implementing changes that are set to take

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 18 Sep 2015

Second Circuit holds that FLSA settlements require court or Department of Labor approval

On August 7, 2015, in Dorain Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc., 796 F.3d 199 (2d Cir. 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2015

DOL says most independent contractors actually employees

In furtherance of its agenda to extend minimum wage and other wage-hour protections as broadly as possible, on July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2014

Equal pay issues addressed by President Obama on “National Equal Pay Day,” when he signed an Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum affecting federal contractors

On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide to the U.S

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 13 Mar 2014

Obama signals greater scrutiny on workplace pay with latest budget

Employers beware: President Obama's recent budget proposal may portend a Department of Labor crackdown on workplace pay issues in 2015. As part of

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 10 Jan 2014

New York unemployment benefits no longer available to former employees receiving severance

Effective January 1, 2014, former employees in New York are, in most cases, ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits while receiving severance

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 8 Jan 2014

New laws and new year compliance obligations in New York & New Jersey

Happy New Year! As you move past the holidays and focus on 2014, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the new laws taking effect

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 2 Dec 2013

New York teams-up with the U.S. Department of Labor to crack down on independent contractor misclassification

In their continued efforts to crack down on the misclassification of independent contractors, and the resulting federal and state wage and hour

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 1 Nov 2013

Update: New York Department of Labor issues final wage deduction regulations

As we detailed in a previous posting (available here), in September 2012, Governor Cuomo signed into law new legislation which permits employers to