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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need to Know

March 18, 2020 at 10:42 pm UPDATE:  Tonight, after this article posted, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law, which includes the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid…

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…

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…

Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule – How Should Your Business Respond?

By: Rachel D. Gebaide and Timothy C. Haughee On November 22, 2016, a federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that temporarily blocks the implementation of the DOL’s…

Looking Ahead: President Trump, the Overtime Rule, and Other Impacts on the Employment Landscape

November 10, 2016 By: Rachel D. Gebaide The U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule will take effect December 1st unless a federal judge in Texas issues an injunction after a hearing next week in…

New Labor Regulations Expand Minimum Wage and Overtime Coverage for Home Care Workers

By: Rachel D. Gebaide and Melody B. Lynch September 23, 2013 Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final regulations significantly narrowing the “companionship services” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). …