Author Archives: lowndes

U.S. Department of Labor Proposed Rule: Employees Earning Less than $35,308 are Eligible to Overtime

March 8, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking yesterday to increase the minimum salary for certain “white-collar” administrative, professional, and executive employees to be classified as “exempt” salaried employees…

Older Job Applicant Loses Age Discrimination Claim Based on Job Posting Mandating “No More than 7 Years” of Experience

February 6, 2019 By: Jill C. Davis The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued a key opinion interpreting the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits discrimination against people…

State Law Barring Local Minimum Wage Ordinances Stands After Florida Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal

February 6, 2019 The Florida Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear the City of Miami Beach’s appeal of a lower court’s decision upholding a Florida law barring local minimum wage ordinances.  As a result, Florida cities and other local…

Florida’s Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.46 in 2019

By: Rachel D. Gebaide & Jill Davis Florida’s minimum wage will increase effective January 1, 2019 as follows: Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 21 cents from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour. Florida’s minimum wage…

Background Checks: Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

By Rachel D. Gebaide and Andrew Kelly* Employees – and unsuccessful applicants for employment – are increasingly asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for violations arising out of background checks conducted by…