The DOL finally issued its final rule governing overtime pay. Among other things, the final rule increases the minimum annual salary for an exempt employee to $47,476 per year from $23,660. The final rule is effective December 1, 2016 unless enjoined or overturned by Congress. Following the effective date, any employee who is covered individually
President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and White House Takes Aim at Noncompete Agreements
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) creating a new cause of action that may be filed in federal court for misappropriation (theft) of trade secrets. Two of the key federal remedies available under this law are exemplary damages and attorney's fees. Read More...
Florida Supreme Court Rules Section 440.34, Florida Workers' Compensation Statute is unconstitutional both the Florida and the United States Constitutions. Attorney’s Fees Section 440.34 of Florida’s workers’ compensation statute is the provision that governs the payment of attorney’s fees in connection with workers’ compensation cases to a claimant’s attorney. The statutory provision contains a formula
In an article published by the Southwest Florida Business Today titled "Is your business prepared for changes to Minimum Salary Test?" Christina Harris Schwinn discusses the steps to prepare business owners for these changes. Click here to read the full article.
On January 20, 2016, the United States Department of Labor’s Administrator, David Weil, issued his first Administrative Interpretation (“AI”) of 2016. The AI addresses the liability for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in joint employment relationships that exist in a variety of workplaces today, defines the difference between the different types
This Special Edition of Legal Updates contains an attachment with information regarding all of the employment law bills that have had action taken on them, been filed or withdrawn through January 26, 2016. You will note that following the bill summary you will find HR Florida’s position on each of the bills. As in past
It is that time of year when the Florida Legislature is in session. This Special Edition of Legal Updates contains an attachment with information regarding all of the employment law bills that have been filed through January 12, 2016. You will note that following the bill summary you will find HR Florida's position on each
Employees vs. Independent Contractors - U.S. DOL Reaffirms that the Economic Realities Test is the Appropriate Test to Use in Misclassification Cases To view the full article click here.
Background Checks and The Fair Credit Reporting Act - Do you Know the Law? To view the full article click here.
Florida's Information Protection Act of 2014 - What Businesses Should Know. To view the full article click here.