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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Posters, Fact Sheets, Q&A for Employers

March 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two Model Notice Posters and additional FFCRA enforcement guidance on March 25, 2020.
 

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor Issues Guidance and Congress Considers Paid Leave

March 18, 2020

HSB's Employment Team continues to monitor the latest developments with COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace. The current version of the COVID-19 Relief Package being considered in Congress contains mandatory paid sick leave and expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since the proposed bill changes by the day, we will not summarize it here but continue to update this blog when it passes.

2020 Employment Law Legislative Update: Podcast and Blog

January 30, 2020

If you would rather listen than read, check out this podcast when Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan joined Kelly Scheib and Steve Nail on Survive HR to discuss some of the proposed bills and agency regulations in this blog.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Joint Employment

April 12, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

New Overtime Rule (Again!)

March 08, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has finally announced its proposed new rule for overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL’s Thursday announcement proposes to increase the salary threshold to $35,308 per year, an increase from $455 to $679 per week.

Congress Addresses Who Can Share Tips

March 30, 2018

The 2018 federal appropriations bill signed into law on March 23rd includes an addition to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) stating that “[a]n employer may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips, regardless of whether or not the employer takes a tip credit.”

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.

DOL Rolls Back Its 2016 FLSA Overtime Rule

July 26, 2017

Today, July 26, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information seeking notice and comment from the public before issuing revised proposed regulations regarding the minimum salary level required to meet the executive, administrative, and salary level exemption from the overtime requirement. 

Employers Shouldn’t Count on the Overtime Rule Being Overthrown by Texas Federal Court

September 21, 2016

South Carolina is one of 21 states that have joined in a federal lawsuit filed in Texas contending that the “President is trying to rewrite [the Fair Labor Standards Act].” To recap, the rule in question is actually an amendment to the FLSA’s salary basis test increasing the minimum salary amount for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476 annually. 

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