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Tip-Pooling Expansion on the Horizon

On December 5, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Samantha Banks The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed to roll back regulations enacted in 2011 that limited tip-pooling arrangements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule was published December 5 in the Federal Register. The 2011 regulations restricted employers’ tip pool distributions when employers paid […]

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3rd Circuit Rules Employers Must Pay for Short Breaks

On November 7, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski A recent case in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals serves as an important reminder that employers must pay workers for short breaks.  The opinion by Judge McKee in Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American Future Systems, Inc. d/b/a Progressive Business Publications was issued […]

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California On Its Way to $15.00 Minimum Wage

On April 4, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner The $15.00 minimum wage has been the goal of a loud and active national movement for some time now. A report by the Los Angeles Times of a California-style deal between unions and the California legislature suggest that a 50% hike in the present $10.00 an […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposed Revision to Rule on Overtime Exemptions; Exempt Salary Threshold to More than Double; No Immediate Action Needed

On July 1, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner The U.S. Department of Labor posted an announcement on its website this morning that its much anticipated proposed rule to curtail existing overtime exemptions had been approved for publication in the Federal Register as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and would be published soon. In the […]

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