Should You Conduct an FLSA Audit?

Should You Conduct an FLSA Audit?

A recent Fifth Circuit case highlights the complexity of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and should alert employers to the dangers of running afoul of FLSA rules. Although the plaintiffs lost the case, Escribano v. Travis County, Texas, No. 19-50236 (5th Cir. Jan. 10, 2020) shows how complicated the...
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Court Upholds Confidentiality Clauses for Workplace Investigations

Court Upholds Confidentiality Clauses for Workplace Investigations

A recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision overturns precedent to allow employers to place confidentiality clauses regarding workplace investigations in their employee handbooks. In Apogee Retail LLC d/b/a Unique Thrift Store and Kathy Johnson, 368 NLRB No. 144 (2019), the board ruled in fa...
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2019 News Roundup

2019 News Roundup

The year that’s ending saw many developments in the laws and trends affecting employers. Most notable was the change in overtime rules, which will affect thousands of employers beginning in 2020. There were many other changes as well, including minimum wages increases and a ruling on the Family Me...
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Ten Federal Employment Laws You Want to Know

Ten Federal Employment Laws You Want to Know

Labor laws set and mandate the relationship between an employer and their employees. Both federal and state governments within the United States have enacted employment laws to protect the rights, health, and financial remuneration of workers. A rule of thumb to follow is that federal laws tend to const...
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