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Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Supreme Court Extends Title VII to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity By: Allison Davis, J.D. On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Prior to this ruling, federal appellate courts across […]

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
by: Allison L. Davis and Brittany K. Taylor On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor issued the final overtime exemption rule, setting the new annual salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions at $35,568 (or $685 per week). This is an increase from the current salary level of $23,660.00 (or $455.00) […]

Friday, March 15th, 2019
by: Allison L. Davis Last week, a federal judge issued a ruling reinstating the EEOC’s 2016 rule requiring employers to submit additional pay data in their EEO-1 reports. Since 2017, the ruling has been on hold pursuant to a stay issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, the federal judge’s ruling effectively […]

Monday, March 11th, 2019
On March 7, the Department of Labor issued its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, setting the new salary level for white collar exemptions at $35,308 per year (or $679 per week). In addition, the proposal raises the total compensation requirement for highly compensated employees from $100,000 to $147,414 per year. The new rule raises the current […]

Monday, January 21st, 2019
By: Allison Davis, J.D. Many employers only have comprehensive, written employment agreements for senior management and rely on at-will employment laws and regulations for the rest of their employees. However, employers should consider entering into detailed, written employment agreements with certain types of employees. Specialized Training. If an employer provides an employee with specialized training, […]

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
by: Allison L. Davis and Brittany K. Taylor On November 6, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion holding that all state and local governments are covered employers under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), regardless of size. Mount Lemmon Fire Dist. v. Guido, ___ U.S. ____, 2018 WL 5794639, at *5 […]