MANY JURISDICTIONS INCREASE THEIR MINIMUM WAGE RATES IN 2016 AND BEYOND

STATE RATE EFFECTIVE FUTURE INCREASES Alaska $9.75 January 1, 2016   Arkansas $8.00 January 1, 2016 $8.50 in 2017 California $10.00 January 1, 2016   Colorado $8.31 January 1, 2016   Connecticut $9.60 January 1,...

Guns at the Workplace – An Employer’s Obligations

Recent news has many employers revisiting their policies on guns in and around the workplace, but find that regulating possession of firearms requires navigating various aspects of the law. Some find that the law puts...

FINALIZATION OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S PROPOSED RULE EXPANDING OVERTIME ELIGIBILITY DELAYED.

We have been warning our readers about the new rule proposed by the Department of Labor that would approximately double the minimum salary that employers would have to pay exempt employees. While the rule was...

Does the Missouri Human Rights Act Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Late last month, a Missouri appeals court addressed for the first time whether the Missouri Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In a decision which is sure to be challenged, the...