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September 27, 2023 | Employment Law

U.S. Department of Labor Announced Proposed Rule to Restore and Extend Overtime Protections to 3.6 Million Salaried Workers

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there is a minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption of $35,568. The Department of Labor has proposed a rule to increase that to $55,068 annually. Employees earning $55,568 or less would receive overtime

September 22, 2023 | Employment Law

California Legislature Approves $25 Hourly Minimum Wage for Non-Medical Hospital Staff

Security guards, housekeeping, receptionists and others could see much bigger paychecks in the future. Under SB525 Minimum Wages: health care workers, workers at large healthcare facilities would earn $23 per hour starting next year, $24 per hour in 2025

August 28, 2023 | Employment Law

Who Is Protecting American Workers from the Heat?

A historic heat wave that began blasting the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer is shining a spotlight on one of the harshest, yet least-addressed effects of U.S. climate change: the rising deaths and injuries of people

August 27, 2023 | Employment Law

Unemployment Pay for Striking Workers in California

California workers may soon have a better incentive to strike over issues like pay, benefits, and working conditions. Senate Bill 799 would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits after being on strike for two weeks.


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July 28, 2023 | Employment Law

I’m Recovering from an Opioid Addiction. Am I Protected from Workplace Discrimination?

So many people have overcome their addiction only to find their past addiction is a current problem. They encounter employers and supervisors who are not conversant in addiction and treatment. Employers flounder with the lack of concise protocols for their

July 25, 2023 | Employment Law

Federal Law Raises Pregnancy Protections in the Workplace

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act deems it unlawful for a firm employing more than 15 workers to not make reasonable accommodations for or to deny employment opportunities to an employee requesting reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions

June 27, 2023 | Employment Law

When do 915,000 Pennies Equal $39,934?

When Judge Timothy Batten of the Northern District of Georgia Court determines nine former employees are owed back wages and damages by Miles Walker, owner of A OK Walker Luxury Autoworks. In addition, the judge’s order forbids Walker from violating

May 23, 2023 | Employment Law

Actors prepare to strike

On June 7th the Screen Actor’s Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) will sit down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, bargaining on behalf of the major studios and networks.



May 2, 2023 | Employment Law

The PUMP Act Extends Protections to 9 Million Additional Lactating Parents Adding the Legal Mechanism Required to Sue Employers

The PUMP Act is now in full effect. Both exempt and non-exempt breastfeeding moms returning to work have the weight of the law encouraging them to continue their efforts. The enforcement provision of last year’s law is in full effect

April 19, 2023 | Employment Law

How Does Biden’s Childcare/Eldercare Executive Order Affect Me?

The crisis surrounding the care workforce continues to intensify and families struggle to afford care while caregivers continue to be grossly underpaid. In major American cities the cost of childcare can exceed rent. 


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