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New Overtime Rules May Impact Classification of Overtime-Exempt Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the issuance of a new rule that directly impacts which employees may properly be classified as “salaried overtime exempt.”  Specifically, the rule increases the compensation level required in order for employees to meet the salary portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption test.  Beginning January […]


New Legal Requirements Regarding Sexual Harassment Training and Compliance Resources

In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed, and Governor Lamont signed, Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, which together constitute legislation referred to as the Time’s Up Act. Among other changes to the CHRO process, this legislation establishes new rules and requirements regarding sexual harassment training and education. These provisions and requirements go […]


“Cat’s Paw” Liability – Employer’s liability for an employee’s discriminatory conduct

Several months ago, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that warrants attention by employers. The case involved the following essential facts: After receiving unwanted sexual photographs from a co-worker, the recipient (a New York ambulance company employee named Vasquez) reported the incident to her supervisor and filed a formal complaint with the […]


Required Use of New I-9 Form

While employers were granted a reprieve from implementing the regulations regarding overtime rates (see previous article), other changes impacting employers proceed unabated.  One such change that might go unnoticed is the requirement to begin using, no later than January 22, 2017, the revised I-9 employment eligibility verification form issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration […]


Prepare Now BUT WAIT For Implementation of New FLSA Wage and Hour Rules

Only 10 days prior to the December 1, 2016 effective date of the new rules relating to payment of employee overtime (see preceding article), a federal judge has issued an injunction barring implementation of the rule.  For employers who had not yet taken steps to prepare for the rule change, the Texas court’s ruling may […]