On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the publication of a final rule that amends the “white collar” overtime exemptions to significantly increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. The final rule will go into effect on December 1, 2016.
The final rule provides for the following changes to the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions:
- The salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions will increase from $23,660 ($455 per week) to $47,476 ($913 per week).
- The total annual ...
OSHA’s recent string of hotel inspections in response to formal safety and health complaints filed by UNITE-HERE and others on behalf of hotel housekeepers is under serious scrutiny from the House of Representatives Subcommittee that oversees OSHA’s operations. OSHA leadership is defending its decision to inspect hotels, and is signaling that OSHA will not shy away from inspecting employers in the midst of organizing campaigns and/or contentious bargaining over labor agreements.
Over the last year, OSHA received a number of formal, written ...
Please join me, Jay P. Krupin, Michael S. Kun and other attorneys from our firm, Epstein Becker Green, as we present a full-day program covering labor and employment law topics that have increasingly impacted hospitality employers over the past two years. In addition, we will offer an outlook of what we should expect in the coming two years.
Our keynote speaker is Darrel Thompson, Senior Advisor to Senate Majority Harry Reid, who will offer comments concerning the agenda of the 112th Congress. We are particularly pleased that Norah O'Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent, is ...
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