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Connecticut Law Tribune April 18, 2016 Employers take notice – the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) is working on a rule change which will significantly affect employees’ exemption from minimum wage and overtime requirements. The new rule is expected to more than double the minimum salary level required for the “white collar” exemptions to apply. […]

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New York Law Journal March 2, 2016 Does your Company have at least one employee? If the answer is YES, then the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) applies to you.  USERRA prohibits employment discrimination against a person on the basis of past military service, current military obligations, or intent to serve. To […]

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BNA March 9, 2016 In today’s economy, many companies are staffing through lease or temp agencies, third party management companies, independent contractors, and by sharing employees between companies. Many of these arrangements result in third-parties employing the workers and not the company on whose behalf the work is being performed (the putative joint employer).  These […]

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Connecticut Law Tribune January 25, 2016 If two entities are deemed joint employers, they each can be held liable for the employment related acts of the other.  In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decided Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. and drastically changed the standard for defining joint employers.  Now, the General Counsel […]

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Fairfield County Business Journal February 25, 2016 Most companies have a girl or guy Friday (“Friday”) who does everything. While this employee is essential to your company, the question is do you pay him or her a salary or by the hour?  In most cases, the answer should be by the hour.  And if he/she […]

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