Wage and hour claims have exploded over the past several years.  Now, with the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the salary and duties tests for determining exempt status, it doesn’t appear that wage and hour litigation will slow down any time soon.  What will the DOL’s proposed changes mean for employers?  What can be done to decrease the risk of litigation?  What strategies should employers adopt to evade wage and hour class actions?

Please join us for a July 29, 2015 webinar in which we will discuss:

  • The DOL’s proposed heightened qualification standards for exempt status
  • Current state-level exemption requirements
  • Mooting wage and hour claims
  • Class action waivers and mandatory arbitration policies


Continue Reading Webinar Series (July 29, 2015) – The Proposed FLSA Amendments: What They Mean and How to Respond

The Department of Labor’s much talked about proposed overtime rule, which would make nearly five million additional workers eligible for overtime, was published in the Federal Register today, July 6.  The proposed rule would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations by more than doubling the minimum salary threshold for the exemptions covering “white collar” employees, including certain executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.  The administration is hoping the changes will result in higher wages for millions of workers. The impact the proposed rule will have, of course, is up for debate.
Continue Reading Proposed Overtime Rule Could Impact Millions of Employees

Between last month’s flooding and the recent threat of Tropical Storm Bill, it’s a good time for Texas employers to consider potential pay-related issues that can arise from inclement weather.  Be it rising floodwaters or developing hurricanes in the Gulf (and the endless news coverage of the same), here are 5 tips to help your business when employees are absent due to inclement weather. 
Continue Reading Employee Pay During Inclement Weather: Five Tips to Stay Afloat