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Toll Road Ahead: Fourth Circuit Rules Mixed-Fleet Interstate Truck Drivers May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 11, 2017
Despite the overtime exemption provided by the Motor Carrier Act, interstate trucking employers who operate “mixed fleets” – those with vehicles both over and under 10,000 pounds – may owe overtime pay to drivers of the smaller vehicles, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled. Schilling v. Schmidt Baking Co., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 23257 (4th Cir. Nov. 17, 2017). The Fourth Circuit has jurisdiction over Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Beltway Buzz, December 8, 2017

Ogletree Deakins • December 11, 2017
Another hectic week here in D.C. has us feeling like we’re living in a glass case of emotion. Here’s why:

8 For ‘18: 8 Things for Employers to Look For from OSHA and MSHA in 2018

Fisher Phillips • December 11, 2017
It’s that time of year again: for employers to celebrate the successes of the prior year and make plans and resolutions for the new one. But OSHA and MSHA are making New Year’s resolutions, too, and employers are well-advised to consider what actions these agencies may take in 2018 that could affect their businesses.

DLSE Reverses Its Position on California Rest Breaks

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 11, 2017
In November 2017, the California Labor Commissioner’s office, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), published updated guidance on employer provided paid 10-minute rest breaks.

Localities and the Compensation History Ban: Next Stop Albany County

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 08, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long supported measures related to pay equity. In 2015, he signed a pay equity law that prohibited an employee from being paid a lower wage on the basis on gender. Similarly, in early 2017, Cuomo signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies from making pre-employment offer inquiries about a candidate’s prior or current salary.

New York Releases Paid Family Leave Statement of Rights and Model Policy Language

Ogletree Deakins • December 07, 2017
As we previously reported, the New York State Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) will go into effect on January 1, 2018, requiring virtually all private employers in New York to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees.
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