Author Archives: lowndes

U.S. Department of Labor: Employees Earning Less Than $47,476 Must Be Paid Overtime

By: Rachel D. Gebaide and Timothy C. Haughee May 18, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), at the direction of the White House, issued the long-anticipated final rule that substantially increases the minimum pay…

BREAKING! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Important Pregnancy Discrimination Case

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE & RACHEL D. GEBAIDE MARCH 27, 2015 Employers should take note of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding workplace accommodations to pregnant employees. The question presented was whether the federal…

FMLA Leave Extended to Legally Married Same-Sex Spouses

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 18, 2015 Effective March 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) expands coverage to legally married same-sex…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Post-Shift Security Screenings are Not Compensable

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE DECEMBER 11, 2014 In a highly-anticipated employment law case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that time spent by employees who undergo employer-required post-shift security screenings…