On June 28, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a much-publicized ruling from the D.C. Court of Appeals, sending a clear message that companies which provide in-home caregivers to assist independent living are no longer exempt from receiving overtime pay. Aviva Kamm explains what that means to these employers.
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A new law expands the options available to business owners wanting to protect their trade secrets, but also includes new requirements for employers to include in agreements with employees and contractors. Shannon Jost and Aviva Kamm explain the law and how it impacts business owners.
A prompt investigation into an employee complaint about a colleague will build employee morale by reinforcing your organization's commitment to equal employment opportunity. Aviva Kamm explains that investigating and responding appropriately to the complaint can also provide the employer with a complete defense to any claims of discrimination.
On February 23, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled in a long-awaited decision that the Department of Labor can regulate the tip pooling policies of employers around the country. Aviva Kamm and Krista Nelson explain the ruling's impact on employers.
Nonproductive time, such as break time for piece-rate workers and travel time, is getting increased scrutiny from Washington employees, employers and courts. Aviva Kamm explains the guidelines for when employees should be paid and provides practical tips for employers.
This week the U.S. Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that would broaden overtime pay to raise the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" exemption to $50,440 per year, with the anticipated result of making nearly 5 million more people eligible for overtime who are currently exempt.