The Department of Labor recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that increased the salary level necessary for employees to be properly classified as exempt from overtime. The proposed rule increases the threshold from $23,660 annually to $35,308 annually.
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March 19, 2019
January 24, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case with important implications for the transportation industry, New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira. Under federal law, transportation companies can no longer compel its workers engaged in interstate commerce to arbitrate disputes. However, state laws may still permit arbitration of employment disputes.
October 1, 2018
Employers should immediately begin using a revised Fair Credit Reporting Act notice form to applicants during the adverse-action process. Failure to use the updated form, or a substantially similar form, could subject employers to costly class-action lawsuits and potential liability for non-compliance. The new notice requirements were effective September 21, 2018.
July 10, 2018
The e-discovery and digital landscape, as we all know, is constantly and rapidly changing. However, it is our job as attorneys to stay informed of the “benefits and risks associated with relevant technology” according to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
June 5, 2018Transportation Contracts for Legal Compliance & Risk Management: They Aren't Just for Rates Anymore!
As Samuel Goldwyn reportedly said, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”
May 8, 2018
Our stock in trade is communication. But how many of us focus on communicating when we draft wills and trusts?
April 3, 2018
Joining numerous other U.S. cities, Kansas City, Missouri, has banned employers from asking applicants to disclose criminal histories in an initial application. The ordinance goes further to limit the employer’s substantive hiring decisions.
March 14, 2018
Accident avoidance and event data recording technology can be both a boon and a bane for transportation companies. Perhaps most importantly, accident avoidance technology can not only reduce the frequency of accidents, but it can also help mitigate the severity of the accidents.
January 3, 2018
It’s a new year and time again to review your employee handbook.
October 26, 2017
In a decision filed October 24, 2017, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, recognized that discrimination based on sex stereotyping is a form of sex discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act. The decision will likely open the door to claims of sex discrimination from employees who do not conform to gender norms. The court was careful to explain its decision did not depend on the plaintiff’s sexual orientation.
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