Recent Passing of Revamp for Equal Pay Act: What That Means for You

The United States House of Representatives recently voted 'yes' to H.R. 7. The bill, known as the Paycheck Fairness Act, is an amendment to the 1963 Equal Pay Act. The updated version of the bill extends awards for claims of unequal pay, limits affirmative defense capabilities of employers, and makes it unlawful for companies to establish rules preventing employees from discussing salaries. 

Department of Labor Issues New Proposed Rule to Clarify Joint Employer Arrangements

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor proposed a new “clear, four factor test” to determine joint employer status. If a company is found to be a joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is responsible for payment of wages and compliance with the FLSA’s overtime and minimum wage rules for that employee (which can add up to serious liability).

Employers Should Prepare for the Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Provisions

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly-anticipated proposed rule to expand the overtime protections in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA currently exempts from minimum wage and overtime requirements those employees who qualify under the “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees.