Employment law has seen two recent major developments that affect employers. The first involves nondisclosure limitations in sexual harassment settlements. The second rewards employers who conduct internal wage and hour audits. Recent Development #1: New Tax Law Nondislosure Limitations One of an employer’s primary motivations in resolving an employment claim is to obtain the employee’s […]
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A federal court in Texas has ruled that there is a substantial likelihood that a proposed new DOL rule that increases the threshold salary for exempt employees violates the law. Earlier this year, the Department of Labor published new rules, one of which raised the threshold salary for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476. The […]
The U.S. Department of Labor has published historic changes to the overtime rules that will make approximately 4.2 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay. The new rule increases the salary threshold for employees who are exempt (not eligible to receive overtime) from $23,660 to $47,476. To comply with the new regulations, employers either […]
The Affordable Care Act is a federal statute that creates new responsibilities for employers. Employers who have fewer than 25 “full-time equivalent” employees can qualify for a small business health care tax credit if they pay at least 50% of the employees’ health insurance premium costs and offer coverage through the Small Business Health Options […]