On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule substantially raising the salary thresholds for certain employees to qualify for overtime exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The FLSA generally requires covered employers to pay employees a minimum wage and, for employees who work more than 40

On April 17, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split by holding that while an employee challenging an allegedly discriminatory job transfer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 must show that the transfer caused some identifiable disadvantage, the disadvantage need not be significant.

The allegations underlying the Muldrow v.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule on the standards for determining independent contractor status for purposes of minimum wage and overtime pay issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although the Final Rule is considered “new,” it is based on the standard that was applied prior to the 2021

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposal to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) salary-level threshold from $35,568 to $55,068, which would result in many more employees being entitled to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.
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On June 20, the New York State Assembly passed Bill A1278B which, together with New York State Senate’s passage of identical legislation, Bill 3100A[2] earlier this month, would render all non-compete agreements signed or modified after the effective date unlawful. All that stands in the way of these bills becoming law is Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature.
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Connecticut’s legislature has amended the state’s physician noncompete law to provide for additional restrictions on physician noncompete agreements. (Public Act No. 23-97). In addition, Connecticut has extended noncompete restrictions to advanced practice registered nurses (nurse practitioners) and physician assistants. Governor Lamont is expected to sign the amendment, but has not yet done so.

On May 18, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a non-binding “technical assistance” document that offers employers guidance on the applicability of Title VII to the use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in employment selection procedures such as hiring, promoting and firing. The guidance comes as the EEOC continues to prioritize its consideration of potential discriminatory policies and practices that incorporate AI
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On April 6, 2023, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) issued a Final Rule to provide guidance regarding the City’s Automated Employment Decision Tool (“AEDT”) Law, which we covered in more detail here. The Final Rule generally clarifies employer obligations under the AEDT Law, which will be enforced beginning July 5, 2023. Here are the most notable provisions of the Final Rule:Continue Reading NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Issues Guidance on Automated Employment Decision Tool Law

The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued Memorandum GC 23-05 which provides additional guidance on the recent NLRB decision in McLaren Macomb regarding confidentiality and nondisparagement clauses
Continue Reading NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance on Recent Decision Regarding Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses