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Archives for September 5, 2023
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Monica H. Khetarpal has been named co-leader of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) group. Monica has almost 20 years of experience in employment litigation and counseling, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) advice and higher education matters. Monica will lead the group alongside Laura A. Mitchell.
Overruling crucial aspects of precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has expanded an employer’s duty to bargain with employees under the National Labor Relations Act following the expiration of a labor contract and during initial collective-bargaining negotiations. Tecnocap LLC, 372 NLRB No. 136 (Aug. 26, 2023); Wendt Corporation, 372 NLRB No. 135 (Aug. 26, 2023).
The U.S. Supreme Court held the use of race in university and college admissions is unconstitutional in its Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. decisions on June 29, 2023.
The National Labor Relations Board has returned to the “totality of the circumstances” test for determining when individual employee action constitutes protected concerted activity. Miller Plastic Products, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 134 (Aug. 25, 2023). Employee activity will be assessed under the previous tests of Meyers Industries Inc., 281 NLRB 882 (1986), using a holistic, fact-based approach to determine whether individual complaints or protests have a link to group action.
Executive Summary: Under a new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), released on August 30, 2023, more than 3.4 million workers would be newly eligible for overtime pay unless employers pay a much higher salary threshold. Currently, workers who are paid a salary of at least $35,568 annually and work in a “bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity”—often called “white collar” or “EAP” exceptions—are not covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements for employees to receive overtime at a rate of one-and-one-half their regular rate of pay for time worked beyond 40 hours in a week.
On August 25, 2023, OFCCP issued a new Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing (the “Scheduling Letter”) effective the day before publication and applicable to all compliance reviews initiated on or after August 24, 2023.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its long-anticipated proposed rule to increase the minimum salary requirements for the “white collar” exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional) from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Under the proposed rule, the salary level for the white-collar exemptions
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The post-pandemic labor market remains tight, although there are signs of its loosening. For much of the past year, there were approximately two job openings per unemployed individual, but in July that ratio fell to 1.5 job openings. This labor supply and demand gap has, in some industries, helped
What to do when you return to work more exhausted than when you left.
As we become more accustomed to the quiet of home, our ability to filter out the louder, more varied noises of the office environment weakens.