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New Overtime Regulations

October 1, 2004 Labor & Employment

As you may be aware, in late August the Department of Labor (DOL) implemented new regulations for the white-collar exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional) to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Congress continues to wrestle with the regulations and funding related to the changes, however, the changes are in effect….

What Does the EEOC Do?

March 1, 2004 Labor & Employment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the Federal agency responsible for enforcing the following employment laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees must file…

Pro-Active Protections for Employers

October 1, 2002 Litigation

While there has been a significant increase in employee lawsuits over the last 10 years, there are still various avenues of protection available to employers. Agree in Advance Regarding Post-Employment Conduct. An employer and employee can agree in advance that an employee will not engage in unfair competition with the…