Tag: Labor & Employment Alert

FLSA Claims May be Subject to Mandatory Arbitration

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held recently that individual overtime wage claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are subject to mandatory arbitration if an employment contract calls for the arbitration of employment disputes. In such a scenario, the individual employee must submit his/her FLSA claims to arbitration and cannot sue in court. Read More

Reminder to Use Revised Form I-9

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

As a reminder, effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee. Read More

Fifth Circuit Grants Expedited Hearing on Overtime Rule

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Employers who opposed the federal minimum salary level increase to maintain overtime pay exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can rest a little easier this holiday season. It is now almost certain that the preliminary injunction precluding the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing the salary level changes to the federal overtime regulations, that would otherwise have nearly doubled the minimum salary level threshold for most exempt workers, will remain in effect until President-Elect Trump’s administration assumes control. Read More

Court Blocks DOL Overtime Rules

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Eastern District of Texas federal judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the United States Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new overtime salary level rule. Read More

Governor Cuomo Continues to Focus on Worker Abuse in New York State

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

As part of a continuing effort to curb worker abuse in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on October 14, 2015 that anti-retaliation and mediation units will be created within the State Labor Department to support the Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation, a recently assembled multi-agency task force investigating alleged wage theft, child labor and other unlawful workplace practices by employers in New York State. According to the Governor, the Task Force has already opened 30 joint-agency enforcement cases across the state. Read More