Category Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

Nov 15, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

The New FLSA Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees: Are You Prepared for the Impending Changes?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule that will increase the salary requirements for “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The time for complying with the new rule is just around the corner – the regulation goes into effect on December 1, 2016 regardless of the pending new presidential administration. What must you know as an employer and     Continue reading

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Nov 9, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

Capturing Pay Data: Are You Ready for the New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements?

For employers who are required to file an annual EEO-1 report, beginning in March 2018, the EEOC will also require those employers to report various types of pay data on their employees. The new rule changes the scope of the data that must be reported, the timing of the data collection, and the reporting deadline. Who is Affected? Private employers with 100 or more employees     Continue reading

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Aug 22, 2016  |   By Manori de Silva →

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN U.S. AND EUROPEAN LABOR LAWS: Part 1 Minimum Wage

If you are an American seeking to do business in Europe, or vice versa, it is useful to have an overview of the cultural and legal differences between the two continents to understand how these impact the respective work cultures.  As each state in the U.S. and each country in Europe has its own quirks, it would be impossible to cover all variables.  This series     Continue reading

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Aug 5, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

Stanton Law Radio Time!

Manori de Silva is taking on the International Sector at Stanton Law. Qualified as an attorney in England (solicitor) and the United States, she uses her understanding of cultural differences to help European companies to do business in the United States. She also helps American companies navigate the complex web of worker protections in Europe. Click here to check out Todd and Manori on air with Atlanta’s Business Radio!         Continue reading

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Jul 8, 2016  |   By Jay Musselwhite →

Transgender Employees in the Workplace: Beyond the Public Restroom Debate

Transgender issues are in the news as of late, most notably surrounding transgender individuals and the use of public restrooms. What would you, as an employer, do if an issue involving a transgender employee were to arise in your workplace? What happens if a transgender employee wants to use the restroom of her choice and another employee objects? Or how will you apply a dress     Continue reading

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Nov 24, 2015  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

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Oct 26, 2015  |   By Todd Stanton →

Update: New Rules on Unpaid Interns

The work is piling up and you could really use an extra pair of hands around the office. But you’re managing labor costs. Even though the economy has improved, it’s a competitive world out there. We’re all doing more with less. An unpaid intern seems to be the answer. Talk about the best of all worlds:  your company benefits from an eager student ready to     Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, Best HR Practices, Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, Interships, Minimum Wage, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Jul 7, 2015  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Employment Law Quick Hits

Affordable Care Act The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit Court decision in King v. Burwell, holding that individuals who get their health insurance through the federal government exchange will be eligible for tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The decision leaves employers in largely the same position they’ve faced since ACA’s passage, though it clarifies that they cannot avoid shared responsibility penalties     Continue reading

Posted in Benefits and Benefits Administration, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, GINA, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Mar 17, 2014  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

President Obama Targets “White Collar” Exemptions in Bid to Expand Overtime and Minimum Wage

Last Thursday, President Obama announced his directive to the Department of Labor to begin the process of revising federal regulations to expand the number of Americans eligible for overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act. He specifically targeted the “white collar” exemptions from overtime, including the administrative, executive, and professional exemptions. Currently, employers paying certain employees performing certain types of duties a weekly salary of $455     Continue reading

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Jan 29, 2014  |   By Todd Stanton →

Snow Day Issues

We’ve received several contacts from clients and other lawyers concerning employment issues that have come up as a result of the inclement weather. Here’s a few quick answers to common questions (under Georgia and federal law), but please let me know if you have others or need a more thorough explanation about anything covered here: Q: Do I have to pay my employees if I     Continue reading

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