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TWO Threshold Hikes for the Price of One: DOL Issues Final Overtime Salary Threshold Rule

As tipped in September of 2023, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has finally released the Final Rule for raising the minimum salary threshold for employers eligible for exemption from overtime pay. While the new rule isn’t vastly different from the proposed rule, there are still enough substantive changes for employers to pay close attention. More >

It's Official: FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Non-Competes

In a stunning move the same day the Department of Labor issued a rule raising the overtime salary threshold, the Federal Trade Commission issued its own long-gestating rule banning noncompete clauses nationwide. Employers should begin reviewing their contracts immediately to understand how this sweeping change will affect their workforce. More >

Here We Go Again: New DOL Independent Contractor Rule In Effect

In the continuing tug of war that has taken place with recent successive presidential administrations, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) on January 10th, 2024, published a new final rule to once again define “independent contractor” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The new rule adopts a six-factor test to determine the “economic reality” of the relationship between the worker and the potential employer. It went into effect on March 11th.  More >

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