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A one-two punch probably means changes for overtime payments

A recent Presidential memorandum and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision are likely to make a big difference in whether employers have to pay overtime to some managerial, administrative, or professional employees.

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Employee wellness programs—between a rock and a hard place

Employee wellness programs may be caught between the rock of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and hard place of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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DOL redefinition of “spouse” blocked by Texas federal court

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced an important change in the definition of spouse under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new rule was to take effective on March 27, 2015. But on March 26, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas issued a temporary restraining order putting the kibosh on the rule change.

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Stereotyping jobs can lead to charges of discrimination

Nearly 2,500 men received back wages, interest, and benefits because they were steered by the employer to “men’s work” and not hired to do “women’s work.”

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Employers, beware misclassification of workers

Beginning in approximately 2009, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) began a crackdown on misclassification of workers. In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) joined the effort. Under an agreement between the two departments, the DOL will provide information to the IRS for investigation of potential misclassification.

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