overtime

Status of new overtime rule; DOL poised to appeal ruling

12.6.2016
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Two weeks ago we posted an alert about a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime-exemption rule. The rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1st. While the fate of the rule remains uncertain, the Department of Labor recently filed a notice of intent to appeal the trial court’s preliminary injunction.

For business owners monitoring the status of the case, we’ve gathered the following links providing coverage and commentary on the case. These links do not necessarily represent the opinion of Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC, and are provided solely for our readers’ interest […]

New overtime regulation halted from taking effect

11.23.2016
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In a surprise move just nine days before the regulation was to take effect, a Texas Federal Judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the regulation that would require employers to start paying overtime to workers earning salaries under $47,476.00 a year, regardless of the primary duties of that employee.  The regulation was to take effect December 1, 2016.  Due to the preliminary injunction, the current salary threshold of $23,660.00 will remain in effect.  This post will be updated as more information becomes available.  Please refer to the article below for complete information on the rule […]

Do Employees Need to be Paid for Drive Time?

01.21.2014
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Every day employees drive to the office, to job sites, and to meet clients. But not all driving is equal under the law. When your employees spend their days moving from home to the shop, to job sites and back, it can be hard to know what travel time to pay for. So when are employers required to pay for travel time, and what counts as off the clock commute time?

The good news is the commute is free. It’s well established under federal law that employees don’t need to be compensated for time spent commuting […]

The 3 Most Common Violations of Employment Law

08.11.2013
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Employment law is a complicated topic and one that is very boring for a lot of people. Personally, I find it fascinating and consider myself lucky to be able to do so. There are many different laws, rules & regulations which apply to Construction Industry companies. Sorting through all of that red tape & legislation can be hard even for attorneys. So, this month, in order to convey as much useful information as possible to readers, I decided to share the most common Employment law violations I see in the Construction Industry.

Misclassification of Workers:

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