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The Saga Continues: The Department of Labor’s New Proposed Salary Minimum

Our blog has periodically covered the now 5 year journey of the Department of Labor’s efforts to update the salary minimum provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Recently, the DOL proposed a compromise of sorts, decreasing their $47,476 proposal from 2016, which was invalidated by the decision of an Eastern District of Texas judge […]

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Technology’s implications on the “gig economy” and employment law

Temporary jobs, often referred to as “gigs,” are a rite of passage for many young Americans. Millions of teenagers serve or have served as lifeguards, fast food workers, babysitters, and interns. The phenomenon of young Americans doing gigs to make pocket money is a major plot point in movies like Caddyshack and Staten Island Summer. […]

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Department of Labor Scraps 80/20 Rule for Tipped Income Earners

If you are one of the millions of Americans who are paid below the minimum wage for a tipped income, the way your pay is calculated has recently changed. In November, the Department of Labor announced that it would no longer recognize the 80/20 rule, a guideline the DOL began recommending in 2011. This is […]

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Growth Of Tech In Texas May Increase Use Of FLSA Computer Exemption

Apple, the company that makes the iPhone, the iPad, and the Mac computer, has announced plans to build a campus in Austin, Texas. The new campus will eventually employ 15,000 people in addition to the 7,000 Austinites that already work for the tech company. This may make Apple the biggest employer in the Austin area. […]

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Happy National Boss’s Day!

Today marks the 60th year since Patricia Bays Haroski, a secretary for State Farm Insurance in Illinois, submitted her idea for a national holiday: “National Boss’s Day” to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski’s boss also happened to be her father, and his birthday was October 16. She proposed that this date (unless it […]

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Not All That Glitters Is Gold: Damages in Employment Law

The legal field can be very confusing, especially since so much varies between the different types of law. It may seem as though all lawyers are cut from the same cloth, but this far from the truth in a literal sense: as we wrote in a previous article, lawyers in Hawaii often wear Aloha shirts […]

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