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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2018

What’s Old Is New Again: DOL Resurrects Advisory Opinion Letters

Employers can expect to benefit from real-life answers to some real-employer wage-and-hour questions now that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 29 Dec 2017

As Predicted, DOL Proposes Changes to Tip Pool Rule

As predicted in an earlier post, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would alter its 2011 rule on tip

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2017

A Welcome Move for Employers - Department of Labor Re-Establishes Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

Last week, Alexander Acosta, U.S. Secretary of Labor, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2017

Whose Law is it Anyway? NLRB Region’s Complaint Seeking to Have Contractors Converted to Employees Throws Agency into the Misclassification Fray with the IRS and DOL

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a huge area of concern for many companies, as a misclassification finding can result in

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 19 May 2017

Current Administration Considers EEOC and Labor Department Subagency Merger

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a potential merger between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a Labor

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 14 Apr 2017

New Law Opens Door for Public Disclosure of Employer Wage Law Violations

A new Colorado bill signed into law on April 13 and made effective immediately has opened the door for an employer’s violations of wage laws to be

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 3 Mar 2017

By the Numbers: Women in the Workforce

In honor of Women's History Month, the U.S. Department of Labor posted some thought-provoking statistics about working women. While employers already

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2016

The World According to Trump: Revenge of the Pen - Overturning Obama’s Executive Orders and Employment Policies

As my teenage daughter would say: "Well, that happened." As I write this, a little over one week has passed since the end of days, the rain of frogs

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2016

White House Launches Website Encouraging Workers to Protect Their Rights, Including Union Organizing Rights, By Filing ChargesComplaints Against Employers

Today, the White House launched a new website, worker.gov, that makes it easier for employees to file charges and complaints against their employers

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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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