COVID-19 UPDATE: DOL Questions and Answers

Yesterday, March 26th 2020, the DOL issued guidance entitled “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” which answered many outstanding questions about leave being provided under the Families First Coronavrius Response Act.  The Q&A provides guidance about the employee threshold, use of intermittent leave, utilizing the small business exception, counting hours worked for purposes […]

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

FEDERAL Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html Coronavirus and Travel in the United States | CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health (March 22, 2020): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html What You Need to Know: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, including Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html. United States Department of Labor (DOL) Updated […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BAYLOR EVNEN: FAMILY FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT SUMMARY AND EMPLOYER CONSIDERATIONS

We know many of our clients have been responding to the rapidly-evolving circumstances created by COVID-19. We have appreciated the opportunity to partner with many of you in addressing your organization’s response to this pandemic and issues such as remote work considerations, restricting business travel, potential employee leave, and other matters necessary to navigate these […]

POTENTIAL SEA CHANGE IN WHAT CONSTITUTES NOTICE OF AN INJURY “AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE” IN NEBRASKA

Recently, the Nebraska Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s finding that an employee did not give notice to his employer ‘as soon as practicable’ in Bauer v. Genesis Healthcare Group. The employee was hurt on September 15, 2017, and informed his employer on October 23, 2017. This represented a delay of just over 30 […]

NEW DOL OVERTIME RULE RAISES EXEMPT SALARY THRESHOLD TO $684/WEEK

The United States Department of Labor recently announced its new overtime rule for non-exempt (i.e., hourly) employees. The key takeaway from the highly anticipated announcement was the new salary threshold of $684 per week ($35,568 per year) that employees must earn to potentially qualify as “exempt” from overtime requirements. Other changes include raising the total […]

DOL ISSUES PROPOSED OVERTIME RULE; CONGRESS ATTEMPTS TO OVERRIDE IT

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires most employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. However, the FLSA provides some exceptions from minimum wage and overtime pay for persons who fit within certain exemptions.  To qualify for an […]
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