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Dec 05, 2017

Healthcare, Hospitals, and Immigration: The Need to Access the Global Medical Professional Workforce with Ease

Every healthcare organization has two essential requirements: (1) continuous access to qualified talent; and (2) continuous access to significant numbers of that talent.  Hospitals clearly need a lot of employees.  To meet these demands, today, more than ever, hospitals and other healthcare providers call on international medical graduates, international students educated in medicine in the United States, global researchers in every practice of medicine, and world-renowned specialists in countless professions. » Read More

Oct 12, 2017

Do You Know The ABC’s About Independent Contractors?

Recently, New Jersey’s Appellate Division once again addressed the test used to determine whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor.  The plaintiff in Garden State Fireworks Inc. v. NJ Dept. of Labor, A-1581-15T2 (N.J. App. Div. September 29, 2017), manufactures and sells fireworks and facilitates fireworks shows.  » Read More

Jul 31, 2017

Department of Labor Solicits Public Feedback on Overtime Rule

It may seem hard to believe, but it has been nearly 15 months since the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its controversial Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations on the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  The proposed regulations, which would have raised the required salary threshold for the exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week, were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  » Read More

Dec 15, 2016

While USDOL’S Overtime Regulations are Held Up on Appeal, New York Presses on With its Own Salary Level Increase

2016 has proven to be an eventful year on the wage and hour front.  In May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations governing the “white collar” executive, administrative, and professional exemptions from overtime.  The new regulations, which were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, would have increased the required salary threshold for these exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

Nov 23, 2016

Federal Court Preliminarily Enjoins New FLSA Overtime Regulations

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, employers have one more thing to be thankful for, as a federal judge in Texas has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations on the “white collar” overtime exemptions (i.e. » Read More

Nov 21, 2016

Ruling on Challenge to New FLSA Overtime Regulations Expected Tomorrow

In the last two months, we have written about two lawsuits that challenge the Department of Labor’s new regulations on the “white collar” overtime exemptions, which go into effect on December 1. It now appears that we will receive a key ruling in this case on November 22. » Read More

Nov 21, 2016

Ruling on Challenge to New FLSA Overtime Regulations Expected Tomorrow

In the last two months, we have written about two lawsuits that challenge the Department of Labor’s new regulations on the “white collar” overtime exemptions, which go into effect on December 1. It now appears that we will receive a key ruling in this case on November 22. » Read More

Jun 28, 2016

DOL “Persuader Rule” Put On Hold… For Now

Earlier this year, we discussed the new “persuader rule” from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rule required employers to publicly disclose their hiring of labor relations consultants—including attorneys—who persuaded employees on organizing and collective bargaining issues. Notably, the new rule eliminated an exemption from disclosure for the use of consultants who did not directly contact employees, but engaged in “indirect” persuasion (e.g., » Read More