On November 22, 2016, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor‘s impending rule expanding the number of workers who would be eligible for overtime pay. The DOL increased the overtime salary limit below which workers automatically qualified for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,892. This regulation was scheduled to…Read More
Just recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release announcing its decision to award $20 million “to a whistleblower who promptly came forward with valuable information that enabled the SEC to move quickly and initiate an enforcement action against wrongdoers before they could squander the money.” That is about all the public will…Read More
Gauri Punjabi, an attorney with Mintz Levin, sees an expanded reach for labor under the NLRB approach.
“With the NLRB loosening the joint employment rules, more employees are now possibly able to unionize and have the ability to seek greater benefits and negotiate the terms and conditions of employment with a possibly bigger employer,” she said.
Right now, there seems to be focus primarily on the franchise model, as in a pending NLRB action against McDonald’s. Punjabi stated there are a few risks to employers from these kind of actions.Read More
On September 7, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) adopted final regulations (“Final Regulations”) limiting the methods by which New York employers may pay their employees and defining mandatory procedures for the use of direct deposit and payroll debit card payments. The Final Regulations, which closely track earlier proposed regulations, will become…Read More