Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Overtime Rule

A federal judge has struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to more than 4 million white collar workers. As discussed in our prior post, the new rule would have dramatically narrowed the “executive, administrative, and professional” (“EAP”) exemption, increasing the salary threshold from $455 to $913 per week. On

Divided Sixth Circuit Panel Applies “Cat’s Paw” Theory to FMLA Retaliation Claim

A split panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the “cat’s paw” theory of liability applies to FMLA retaliation claims. In prior opinions, the Sixth Circuit has assumed without deciding that the theory is available in FMLA retaliation cases. But Marshall v. The Rawlings Company, LLC now answers the question directly, and