The U.S. Department of Labor Announced its Final Rule on Earning Thresholds for the Executive, Administrative, and Professional Exemptions: What Your Business Needs to Know

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule on the minimum salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The...

Barstool Sports’ Highly Publicized and Completely Unnecessary Fight with Unionization

While most employers are perfectly happy to avoid unwanted scrutiny from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), one high profile employer made news recently by openly courting the agency’s attention, not to mention starting a...

Recently-Passed Illinois Employment Laws Put Employers On Alert Of New Obligations

The Illinois legislature has recently sent to Governor Pritzker for signature a spate of employment legislation that could seriously impact employers, employees and job applicants.  Like other state legislatures responding to the #MeToo movement, Illinois’...

New Paid Leave Law in Maine Provides Employees Leave For Any Purpose

Maine is now the first state to pass legislation which provides paid leave time for employees to take for any reason they choose. The law is entitled “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave” (“the Act”)...