Category Archives: Employee Classification, Wage/Hour Exemption

Court Blocks Overtime Rule

Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, blocked an Obama administration rule that would have extpanded the mandatory overtime pay rules. The judge agreed with the plaintiffs that the rule is unlawful, and granted their motion for a temporary injunction. The rule will not take effect Dec. 1,…

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DOL Releases New Overtime Rule

Final Rule Defines the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the FLSA On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first…

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DOL News

News & Events U.S. Department of Labor Promoting & Protecting Opportunity A Message to Congress Apprenticeship, wage theft, retirement security and more: Secretary Perez affirmed the importance of the Labor Department’s work before three Congressional committees this week. Here are the highlights. Fastest-growing jobs Need a job or interested in changing careers? Many health care…

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National Labor News

National Labor News Citations in Del. worker amputation Settlement for fired hair salon receptionist Teen worker injured at Ga. metal shop Alabama company faulted on wages Bakery cited on worker head injury More National News…

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USCIS To Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions

Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer…

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