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Florida Federal Court: DACA Discrimination Suit Can Proceed

Fri June 1, 2018 Publications

A Florida federal court recently denied a motion to dismiss filed by The Proctor & Gamble Company (“P&G”) and allowed a proposed class action complaint for alienage discrimination in employment to proceed. Rodriguez v. The Proctor & Gamble Company, Case Number 1:17-cv-2265 (S.D. Fla. March 30, 2018). The action was […]

Supreme Court Broadens Scope of FLSA Exemptions

Tue May 1, 2018 Publications

The Supreme Court recently increased the number of employees who are exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act by adopting a new relaxed standard of construction, a significant move favoring business. See Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, 584 U.S. (2018). The question before the high court was […]

Bad Tweets: Social Media and the Workplace

Sun April 1, 2018 Publications

On a Tuesday afternoon in February, The New York Times proudly announced it had hired journalist Quinn Norton, a “lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology.” A blog post by Norton soon followed. She said those who had interviewed her “made it clear that they weren’t […]

How the New Tax Law Impacts Employee Benefits

Thu March 1, 2018 Publications

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes some significant changes to employee benefits which may cause employers to rethink their compensation plans. The Act limits the deductions employers can claim for employee benefits. Previously, employee transportation benefit programs allowed employees to use pretax dollars and their employers to […]

Minimum Wage Update

Thu February 1, 2018 Publications

With the federal minimum wage rate stagnating at $7.25 since 2009, more states and local governments are passing laws to raise the minimum wage in their respective jurisdictions. The District of Columbia and 29 states provide a higher minimum wage than the federal rate. For 2018, 18 states and 19 […]