Coastal Bend SHRM tapped Alan to speak for its HR and Labor Law Conference. Nothing like a little time in Corpus Christi. Here is one of Alan’s two topics:
Escargot and Employee Lawsuits – Best Gulped Down Fast
September 21, 2017
It’s official. The DOL has called “abandon ship” on its new overtime rule – the one that more than doubled the salary basis threshold before an employee could meet a white collar overtime exemption. Instead, the DOL plans to look at raising the threshold to a more reasonable level in a second new rule.
he Obama-era DOL and NLRB rolled out some guidance and opinions on joint employment and independent contractors. Frankly, the agency actions were crazy broad. The result: Tons more contractors and employees on someone else’s payroll looked to the Feds like your employees. We’ve written about it for the Corporate Counsel Newsletter and Corporate Counsel Review.
Remember the new DOL overtime pay rule that got stalled out in court near last Thanksgiving? You know, days before the rule was set to go effective? It’s the one that would have doubled the salary basis threshold for an employee to be exempt from overtime pay. Well, Labor Secretary Acosta recently announced at a House Committee hearing that the DOL will publish an RFI for public comments on what the new salary threshold should be.
Since the last time the EEOC updated its guidance on workplace harassment (oh say, in 1990), a lot has happened. A generation was born, graduated high school and joined American culture. There have been a couple court cases. The EEOC now thinks it’s time for some spring cleaning – proposing a new guidance document found here.