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DOL seeks to expand the right to overtime pay significantly

On the eve of the Labor Day weekend, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that – if adopted – will dramatically increase the number of people who have the right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLS… Read More
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Minneapolis joins other visionary cities to combat gig economy exploitation

The Minneapolis City Council recently adopted an ordinance that requires increased pay and other protections for rideshare drivers who work for Uber, Lyft, and similar gig economy businesses. To that end, the ordinance compels rideshare companies to… Read More

Crosscurrents in Federal labor law create challenges and opportunities

In one of the most significant labor law cases in recent memory, Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters Loc. Union No. 174, 143 S.Ct. 1404 (2023), the Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the Garmon preemption doctrine. This doctrine… Read More

Minnesota enacts landmark legislation that leads the nation in promoting workplace fairness

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently executed comprehensive and progressive reforms to labor & employment law passed by the Minnesota Legislature during the 2023 legislative session. This transformative legislation, SF3035, enacts numerous and im… Read More

Supreme Court confirms that employers must pay the overtime rate to highly compensated “executives”

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay the overtime rate to highly compensated employees when those employees work more than 40 hours in a given week – no matter how high the day-ra… Read More

EEOC prosecutes cutting-edge civil rights case to combat alleged hostile work environment for transgender employees

In Bostock v. Clayton County, the United States Supreme Court ruled that disparate treatment of employees because of their transgender status or sexual orientation violates the Title VII prohibition against discrimination because of sex. In the wake… Read More

DOL enforcement continues to move in progressive direction

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an agency rule that rescinds the approach adopted under the prior Federal administration. The previous Federal administration’s practice permitted Federal contractors to use religious fait… Read More

Recent investigation reveals rampant wage theft across the country

As large corporations and their executives have raked in large sums of money, employees around the nation continue to experience wage theft. Wage theft can be either a civil violation or a crime, depending on the circumstances and the jurisdiction. W… Read More

Federal enforcement authorities seek to outlaw noncompete agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has proposed to ban noncompete agreements across the board. If adopted, the Rule would prohibit companies from restricting future employment opportunities through employment agreements or other contracts. Acco… Read More

State Attorneys General increasingly enforcing workplace rights and helping to make a just transition to renewable energy use

A recent report jointly prepared and issued by Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program and New York University School of Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center underscores the importance of State Attorneys General in the cur… Read More