A federal district court in Texas yesterday struck down (once and for all?) the changes to the overtime rules proposed by the Obama Administration. Previously, those rules (affecting the white collar exemptions) had been stayed, but the Court’s ruling suggests that there is a fatal
Hiring Without Headaches – A Possibility or Fantasy?
So this week, I’ll be speaking at our firm’s semi-annual Labor & Employment Law seminar. Amazingly, we have reached capacity for this event and are now taking names for a waiting list! Many thanks to all who have signed up. It should be a lot of fun.
Frequent blog contributor (and, well, a…
President Signs New Federal Trade Secrets Act; Added Protection for Employers
Yesterday, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act — a broad federal law designed to give companies added protection. It does not circumvent state law — indeed, where a state law is more protective of the trade secret, it still applies. Nevertheless, it provides a base level of uniformity nationwide.
Obama Proposes Changes to White Collar Overtime Exemptions
The New York Times reported this morning that President Obama will ask the United States Department of Labor to revamp its regulations on the so-called “white collar” exemptions to the federal overtime laws.
Specifically, he will direct the DOL “to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others…
What to Expect Over the Next Four Years — The Interview
In an interview today with The Lexblog Network, we talked more about what might happen with in employment law with Obama’s second term.
You can watch the interview here:
Four Potential Employment Law Impacts of Obama’s Next Four Years
President Obama was re-elected to a second term last night (something forecasted by stats guru Nate Silver). What does it mean for employers?
I won’t go quite as far as fellow blogger Jon Hyman, who said this morning that “it just doesn’t matter” who won last night. I…
A Look Back at Obama’s (First?) Four Years and Employment Law
Finally, today is Election Day.
And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of the posts from 2008-9.
Before his term, there were predictions that he would be good…
An Updated Employer’s Guide to the Election
Election Day is nearly upon us. Much like I did two years ago, it’s time to recap the rules for employers regarding the election. The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for everyone to vote for their favorite candidate…or at least the one that they dislike the least. You can find…
Example #438 of Why You Need a Social Media Policy
Thanks to all who came and attended our employment law seminar at the Hartford Club today. As a reminder, we’re running another one on October 18th. More information is available here.
At today’s seminar, we talked about the need for companies to implement a social media policy and also about how social media can get…
Election 2012: What Debate Question Would You Ask Vice President Biden?
Next up in this week’s series of employment law-related debate questions for the candidates: Vice President Joe Biden.
- One of the big ideas of the administration early on was the Employee Free Choice Act. It’s an act that you publicly showed strong support for. The bill