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Key Takeaways from the Recent Overtime Rule Listening Sessions

November 28, 2018

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held public listening sessions on October 30, 2018 to gather views on the Part 541 white collar exemption regulations, the 2016 “Overtime Rule.”

DOJ and DOL Combine Forces to Combat Employment Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

August 21, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement that sets guidelines for inter-agency collaboration to combat suspected employer non-compliance with immigration laws. The agencies have agreed to share resources, including records, and education and training where necessary, and refer cases to one another when an agency learns of employer non-compliance.

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

Are Unpaid Interns Employees Under the FLSA?

January 10, 2018

On January 5, 2018, the United States Department of Labor announced that, going forward, it would utilize the “primary beneficiary” test for determining whether interns are employees under the FLSA, consistent with recent rulings from appellate courts.

Is Post-Accident Drug Testing Still Legal?

February 14, 2017

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a final rule that (1) made explicit the requirement that employers have a reasonable procedure for their employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses, and (2) made clear that employers cannot retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries. 

It’s Here: Final Rule on Overtime Announced Today

May 18, 2016

After much anticipation (as discussed previously on our blog here), the final rule regarding the salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative, professional and outside sales and computer employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act was announced today. 

New Developments on DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rules

March 17, 2016

On Monday of this week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) took the next step in finalizing its proposed new overtime regulations by sending its final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for review. 

Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately?

February 23, 2016

As we move into the new year, it is a good time to review your employee handbook and make sure it is compliant with current law. 

Federal Government Announces Plan to Collect Pay Data from Large Employers

February 01, 2016

The White House, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), and Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced Friday, January 29, a new plan to address payment discrimination against women and minorities. 

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