Severance Agreements: What To Include And Exclude

When an employee is involuntarily separated from employment, a severance agreement can provide a graceful exit. However, if the agreement is not properly drafted, it can create additional problems resulting in litigation over the very words chosen. Here are a … Continued

Nationwide Injunction Against DOL Rule

During the week of Thanksgiving, we were busy fielding inquiries from employers about the impending implementation of the Department of Labor’s new rule requiring employers to raise the salary of most currently exempt employees to $47,476 ($913 per week) or … Continued

What’s New for 2017?

1. State minimum wage increases. Florida’s minimum wage increases on January 1, 2017, to $8.10 per hour and tipped minimum wage increases to $5.08 per hour. Both the federal and the state minimum wages are required to be posted at … Continued

New Overtime Rules Unlikely to Be Delayed

Last month, twenty-one states sued the US Department of Labor challenging the implementation of new modernized overtime rules which promise to expand overtime eligibility to 5 million workers, including nearly all salaried employees who earn up to $47,476. Hours later, … Continued

Livestreaming Pokemon At Work

With the rapid changes in social media and the addition of livestreaming video, it seems impossible to keep workplace policies up to date. But, that doesn’t mean you should not try. Consider Facebook Live which launched in April 2016 with … Continued

A Double-Dip Of Paid Parental Leave, Anyone?

On April 5, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to guarantee new parents time off that is fully paid to provide care for their new child. While the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) has long required that … Continued

Employee Handbook Revision: Employment Discrimination

This year is expected to bring expanded employer liability for employment discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s higher focus on LGBT rights, pregnancy discrimination, and hiring practices. LGBT Discrimination. For the first time, the EEOC has filed suit against … Continued