The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had a busy 2019. Employment law continues to be affected by the pro-employer leanings of the Trump administration. For the next few months, we will highlight cases that are important for employers to know in 2020. Criteria for age discrimination In McMichael v. Transocean Offshore Deepwater […]
Five compliance issues to watch for in 2020.
As the Trump administration ends its first year in office, several wage and hour laws enacted by the Obama administration have yet to be addressed. At the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference last month, a panel of attorneys discussed these issues, including the definition of joint employer and the salary […]
Last December, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez declared that the Department of Labor (DOL) was “back in the enforcement business,” promising to crack down on wage and hour violations in 2015. Recent DOL actions against employers indicate that the agency is living up to Perez’s promise. At the same time, the number of lawsuits […]
A new year always brings a profusion of lists and predictions, especially in the evolving world of employment law. The common theme throughout this year’s forecasts regarding workplace issues is the need for employers to focus on compliance with wage and hour laws. In fact, according to the Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which analyzed […]