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Overtime Update: DOL Signals Changes to the FLSA and White Collar Exemptions may be Coming Soon

For the past few years, HR legalist has been following the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would have roughly doubled the salary threshold under which employees are guaranteed overtime pay, and made millions of additional employees eligible for time-and-a-half overtime for hours worked over 40 per week.  Last fall, that rul...

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Deadline Looms for Haitians as DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status

A recent announcement by Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, carries an important message for employers concerned with I-9 Compliance.  On May 24, 2017, Mr. Kelly, extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months, through January 22, 2018.   The deadline for current beneficiaries to re-register for Haiti’s TPS design...

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Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

Overview While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees, joining programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Continue Reading  

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Coming Soon to Your State? Laws Banning Inquiries into Applicant Salary History Gaining Steam

As reported by HRLegalist earlier this year, Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved a pay equity bill making Philadelphia the first city in the nation to adopt comprehensive “wage-gap” legislation.  Under the Wage Equity Law, Philadelphia employers and employment agencies are prohibited from making any inquiry into a job appl...

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Case Analysis: ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough

Michael Pepperman and Alex Batoff co-authored, "ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough," in the Parliament Newsletter. Click here and jump to page 15 to read the blog republication.

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Secretary of Labor Withdraws Previous Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

In a Department of Labor news release yesterday, new U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Obama-era Administrator Interpretations, effectively rolling back the scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act and its application to joint employment and independent contractors.  These two interpretations, issued by th...

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How Diversity Drives Business Success

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ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough

Overview In a sigh of relief for faith-based healthcare providers, on Monday, June 5th, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in a decision authored by Justice Elena Kagan, that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s religious exemption provision covers all benefit plans maintained by religious group affiliates, even if the plan is not est...

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Freelance Isn’t Free: New York City Reins in Independent Contractors, One Work Provider at a Time

Overview New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act (or FIFA, for short) is not just an attention-grabbing name, but game-changing legislation that has imposed unprecedented regulations on the Five Borough “gig economy.” Continue Reading  

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Obermayer Attorneys Named To 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® And Rising Stars Lists

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. Obermayer 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Bankruptcy Charles M. Golden Business LitigationThomas A. LeonardWilliam J. Leonard Civil Litigation DefenseGary M. Samms Employment &...

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