Monthly Archives: August 2015

DOL Issues Proposed Revisions to FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations

President Obama announced last week that the United States Department of Labor has proposed expanding the number of employees eligible for overtime pay by doubling the minimum salary threshold, to $50,440 a year or $970 a week. Employees making less than that amount, regardless of the duties they perform, would qualify for overtime pay for […]

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NYC Employers Prohibited From Asking Applicants About Criminal History on Applications

On June 29, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill that prohibits New York City employers from asking applicants about their criminal history on job applications. Under the new law, employers may not ask applicants about criminal convictions or pending arrests on applications. The law, entitled the Fair Chance Act, prohibits […]

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Caution: The Danger of Reducing Work Hours to Avoid the Obligation to Offer Health Coverage under Obamacare

10,000 employees of Dave and Buster’s filed a class action suit alleging, in part, that the company reduced their work hours in order to avoid the requirement to offer full-time employees the health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The ACA’s employer mandate generally requires large employers (of at least 50 employees) to offer affordable […]

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