Nov
12
2018
ASAP

DOL Issues Opinion Letter Clarifying When Employees Paid on Hourly, Daily or Shift Basis Can Satisfy "Salary Basis" Requirement

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new opinion letter addressing the circumstances under which an employee who is paid on an hourly, daily, or shift basis (subject to a weekly guarantee) may qualify as an exempt employee.

Nov
12
2018
Insight

Voters in Michigan, Missouri and Utah Expand Access to Marijuana

As has become common in recent years (and despite marijuana’s continued illegality under federal law), citizens in several states voted on marijuana-related measures this election cycle.

Nov
12
2018
Littler Report

Littler's Executive Employer Survey – Europe 2018

This report summarises the results of Littler’s first annual European survey on which legal…

Nov
9
2018
ASAP

DOL Reissues 2009 Opinion Letter and Loosens Rules to Apply a Tip Credit to Employees Who Perform Side Work

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued and adopted a nearly decade-old opinion letter to clarify how employers must pay tipped employees who perform dual jobs.

Nov
8
2018
Insight

Fifth Circuit Opines on when Claims may be Properly Maintained under ERISA § 502(a)(1)(B) Versus § 502(a)(3)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently addressed “the labyrinthine complexities of ERISA law and practice.”

Nov
7
2018
Insight

United Nations Further Deliberates a Treaty Seeking to Impose Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations

A United Nations working group recently debated a first draft of a multilateral treaty addressing human rights violations committed by businesses.

Nov
7
2018
ASAP

What Will the Democratic Takeover of the House of Representatives Mean for Labor and Employment Law?

What does this new House Democratic majority, and strengthened Republican majority in the Senate, mean for labor and employment policy over the next two years?

Nov
6
2018
ASAP

DOL Extends PAID Program, Presenting Employers with "Third Option" to Release FLSA Claims

In an effort to create a win-win solution for both employers and employees, the Department of Labor has extended its pilot compliance program, called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID).

Nov
5
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Treasury Department Changes Tax Reporting on Act 80 Payments Made During Tax Year 2018

On October 22, 2018, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Publication 18-03, which makes tax reporting and tax deadline changes for certain severance payments.

Nov
1
2018
WPI Report

WPI State of the States: What State and Local Measures Will Appear on the Ballot?

This month's State of the States reviews notable ballot initiatives, as well as the handful of bills that advanced at the state and local levels in October.

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