Texas Judge Calls Nationwide Halt to Implementation of New DOL Rules Raising Salary Threshold for Exempt Status

Since May, employers have been scrambling to identify employees who will no longer qualify as overtime exempt under the Department of Labor’s new rules, scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  On November 22, 2016, however, Texas District Court Judge Amos Mazzant (an Obama appointee), said “not so fast.”  Judge Mazzant granted an

Sexual-Orientation and Gender-Identity Issues in the Workplace: Part II

Part II: Bathroom Access for Transgender Employees On May 16, the Obama Administration issued formal guidance regarding bathroom access for transgender students. In a joint letter, the Departments of Justice and Education explained that educational programs receiving federal funding may not discriminate against students on the basis of their gender identity, including “transgender status.” As a

On December 1, 2016, An Estimated 4.2 Million U.S. Workers Will No Longer Be Overtime Exempt: Are Your Employees Among Them?

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new final overtime rule that will take effect on December 1, 2016, and which is expected to extend overtime pay eligibility to approximately one in five U.S. workers who are currently classified as overtime exempt.  The new rule is projected to add $12 billion