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September 07, 2017

While many were hoping that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would finally be dead by now, and others are lamenting the fact that the “repeal-and-replace” attempts have fallen by the wayside, we thought it may be worthwhile to remind people that the ACA has not gone anywhere. In fact, as we are quickly approaching the end of 2017, employers may soon...

September 06, 2017

Late last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Department of Labor’s attempt to raise the salary test for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white-collar exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week. The court held that because the statute defines the administrative, executive, and professional exemptions based on their duties, any salary...

September 05, 2017

The Obama overtime rule may be really dead. On August 31, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant followed up on his preliminary injunction ruling, issued last November, by rendering final judgment in favor of the business groups and state governments who had challenged the rule as invalid. Here is a copy of the Opinion and...

August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is relentlessly drenching southeast Texas and the surrounding areas, resulting in unprecedented flooding and damage. As the storm rages, many employers are wondering how to respond and what happens next. After the waters and dangers subside—and even as they continue to process the personal toll inflicted by the storm—affected...

August 29, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Texas and Louisiana who are in the dangerous path of Hurricane Harvey. Natural disasters like Harvey raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during suspended operations?  Whether and to what extent should health benefits and other benefits be offered? The aftermath of the...

August 29, 2017

(You’ve been warned.) As I reported Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled that the wellness regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are invalid. Judge John D. Bates of the District of Columbia did not vacate the rules but remanded them to the EEOC to address the rules’ “failings.” Now that I’ve had a...
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