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Woodlands Employment Law Update

Woodlands Employment Law Update

For over 20 years, the Woodlands Bar Association and the Woodlands Chamber have held an Employment Law Update. It’s over 6 hours of SHRM, HRCI and CLE credit – all for under $200.

Among the speaker line-up, Alan is speaking there again this year on:

Personal Injury Lawyers Want You: Overtime Pay

DOL: Out with the Old, in with the New (Overtime Regs)

DOL: Out with the Old, in with the New (Overtime Regs)

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.

Shark Eat Shark: DOL and NLRB Tangle on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

Shark Eat Shark: DOL and NLRB Tangle on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

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.

Coming Soon: The New, New DOL Overtime Rule?

Coming Soon: The New, New DOL Overtime Rule?

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.

More Paid Time Off? Sorry, You’re Exempt.

More Paid Time Off? Sorry, You’re Exempt.

Soon, it just might pay to be overtime-eligible. The House Republicans (with no Democratic support) just passed a bill that would overhaul the Fair Labor Standards Act. Non-exempt employees who work over 40 hours in a workweek could choose to take time-and-a-half pay or extra paid time off, commonly called “comp time.” Today, only government employees can take comp time – not employees in the private sector.

Overtime Pay Front and Center: Texas Lawyer

Overtime Pay Front and Center: Texas Lawyer

Alan Bush and Lee Winkelman are freelance contributors for Texas Lawyer.  Their latest article, “Overtime Pay Front and Center,” appeared in the In-House Focus section of the April 2016 issue.

The Department of Labor, which polices the federal overtime pay laws, is looking to loosen the standard for joint employment.  Here’s what Alan and Lee had to say about it:

DOL Retools Joint Employment: Corporate Counsel Newsletter

DOL Retools Joint Employment: Corporate Counsel Newsletter

Alan Bush and Lee Winkelman are freelance contributors for the Corporate Counsel Newsletter.  It’s published by the Corporate Counsel Section of the Texas Bar.  Their second article, “DOL Retools Joint Employment,” appeared in the Spring 2016 issue.

The Department of Labor, which polices the federal overtime pay laws, is looking to loosen the standard for joint employment.  Here’s what Alan and Lee had to say about it: