- Topic: Employment Law
On March 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Commission announced a National Emphasis Program for COVID-19. The NEP is in response to an Executive Order issued by President Biden directing the Secretary of Labor to launch a national program to focus OSHA enforcement efforts related to COVID-19 on industries with the largest numbers of workers at serious risk.
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor issued the final version of the its overtime rule, which officially raises the salary basis threshold for “white collar” overtime exemptions to $47,476 per year, or $913 per week, increasing the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards Act to an additional 4.2 million employees.
In a move that has been anticipated for months, on March 15, 2016, the Department of Labor took one of the final steps toward making its new overtime rules a reality.
On June 30, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that overhauls the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations.
- Recent Ruling Reinforces Need to Protect Documents When Employees Leave in Order to Preserve Confidentiality and PrivilegeClient Alert
A recent ruling from the federal district court in Minnesota reinforces the idea that an employer needs to take active steps to assure that an employee does not take otherwise confidential or privileged documents when the employee leaves the company, or the confidentiality or privilege is likely to be waived. In today’s world of electronically stored information and documents, this becomes increasingly difficult.