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Jun 29, 2017

Department of Labor Issues Request for Information on Overtime Rule

As we noted several weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Labor recently indicated that it planned on issuing a “request for information” regarding the overtime rule issued under the Obama administration.  You may recall that the proposed rule would have raised the required salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

Jun 23, 2017

What The Change In Course By The USDOL On Worker Classification Means For NJ Employers

As my colleague John Buckley wrote about in our Lehigh Valley Employment Blog, several weeks ago Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn two Obama-era informal guidance documents.  These include the 2015 guidance regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act, in which the Department stated that “most workers are employees” and set forth an “economic realities” test to determine the relationship between employers and workers.  » Read More

Dec 22, 2016

New Jersey Employers Prepare for 2017

With 2016 coming to an end, New Jersey employers must ready their business for the coming year.  With this in mind, we have compiled the following information for New Jersey employers to consider as we enter 2017:

  • The New Jersey Department of Labor announced in September 2015 that the state minimum wage would be raised from $8.38
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