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Salary-Threshold Autopilot Still Possible

Fisher Phillips • November 20, 2017
A BloombergBNA report suggests that the U.S. Department of Labor is seriously considering retaining the Obama Administration's procedure (or something like it) for automatic "updates" to the compensation thresholds specified in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) exemption regulations. Apparently, U.S. Labor Secretary Acosta recently revealed this in closed-door remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Elder Abuse: Are Granny Cams a Solution, a Compliance Burden, or Both?

Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 20, 2017
In Minnesota, 97% of the 25,226 allegations of elder abuse (neglect, physical abuse, unexplained serious injuries and thefts) in state-licensed senior facilities in 2016 were never investigated.

Who’s Really Driving The Gig Train: the Young or the More “Mature”? How About Both?

Fisher Phillips • November 20, 2017
I couldn’t help but be struck by two recent headlines which appeared to stand diametrically opposed in answering the question of who is driving the gig economy.

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

XpertHR • November 20, 2017
New York City has expanded its paid sick leave law so that employees may take "safe time" when they or a family member are the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking. The Earned Sick and Safe Time Act does not change the total amount of leave an employee may take - no less than 40 hours per year - but expands the reasons for which they may use the leave.

Puerto Rico Treasury Department Issues Post-Hurricane Rules for Qualified Retirement Plan and IRA Distributions and Loans

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • November 20, 2017
On November 15, 2017, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Administrative Determination Number 17-29 ("AD 17-29") to provide special rules and procedures applicable to distributions from qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts ("IRAs") following Hurricane María.

City of Santa Monica Minimum Paid Sick Leave Accrual Limits to Increase January 1, 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 20, 2017
The grace period is over. Effective January 1, 2018, the City of Santa Monica’s minimum cap on accrued sick leave for eligible employees will increase from 40 to 72 hours for businesses with 26 or more employees. The accrual-cap for businesses with 25 or fewer employees will increase from 32 to 40 hours.
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