This Special Bulletin was authored by Tony G. Carvalho.

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if implemented, will affect the minimum wage and overtime-exempt status of many employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed changes concern the “salary basis test” applicable

DOLIn May of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule that raises the federal salary basis for exempt employees to $47,476 per year, effective December 1, 2016.  The rule also increases the salary threshold level for the highly compensated employee exemption from $100,000 per year to $134,004 per year, and

DOLThis post was authored by Jessica Frier

Federal COBRA legislation allows departing employees and dependents to continue coverage under an employer’s group health plan after coverage is lost for almost any reason—including death, divorce, reduction in hours, and even termination for cause.  Only the employee’s “gross misconduct” provides a basis to deny COBRA coverage.


Interns.jpgIn February we reported on the growing number of lawsuits brought by unpaid interns against companies they worked with for failure to pay regular and overtime wages.  The unpaid interns claim that these businesses treated them like employees.  Consequently, the interns argue they should have been paid like employees as required by the federal Fair

Healthcare.jpgThis post was authored by Heather DeBlanc

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance setting an October 1, 2013 deadline for employers to provide notice of the exchange (now called the Health Insurance Marketplace) to all employees.  The notice to employees must:

  1. Inform employees of the existence of the Marketplace, including

hourglass-small.jpgThis post was authored by Jennifer Rosner

Many employers enter into agreements with employee associations giving employees the right to earn compensatory time off (CTO)  in lieu of cash for overtime.   However, if an employer provides CTO, must employers allow its employees to use CTO at the employees’ option?  In 1987, the Department of Labor

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The Affordable Care Act requires an applicable employer to provide all employees with written notice of the exchange.  On January 24, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an update of Frequently Asked Questions stating that the March 1, 2013 deadline for employers to provide notice of the exchange will be delayed. The DOL expects the

This guest post was authored by Brian Walter and David Urban

Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a new set of final regulations interpreting various provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  In 2008, the DOL had proposed revisions to its regulations.  After a notice and comment period in 2008, the DOL