Federal District Court Prevents the Implementation of FLSA Changes!

Federal District Court Prevents the Implementation of FLSA Changes!

A Federal District Court in Texas just issued an injunction prohibiting the United States Department of Labor from enacting its new rule increasing the salary base to be used for executive, administrative or professional employees to qualify as "exempt employees" under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  

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Fair Labor Standards Act Changes . . . ARE YOU READY?

Fair Labor Standards Act Changes . . . ARE YOU READY?

The Department of Labor has raised the salary limit to qualify as an "exempt employee" under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  What this means is that the employer will likely have to pay more people overtime or pay a higher base wage to keep an employee's  "exempt" designation.  These three slide presentations, presented by William Loeffel and Ann Pieper at the Peoria Chamber of Commerce, help to guide businesses, non-profits, schools, and governmental entities in determining how to best comply with the DOL's requirements.

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Classifying Employees Under the Illinois Minimum Wage Law

Classifying Employees Under the Illinois Minimum Wage Law

Recently, an uptick in cases filed by volunteers claiming violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act[i] (“FLSA”) has called attention to an active area of employment law. In the rapidly evolving domain of employment law, businesses and organizations alike need to exercise care in the classification of their support staff. In particular, it is essential to correctly determine whether individuals on your staff are employees or volunteers of your company. Noncompliance with current state and federal employment laws can expose employers to costly penalties[ii] and damaging litigation.

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