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Mar
18

EEOC loosens employer medical examination guidance for COVID-19 outbreak

In a little-noticed posting on its website, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week provided some relief to employers from their ordinary obligations to avoid activities that might constitute a "medical test." Typically, employers in the United States covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are required to refrain from conducting "medical examinations" of their employees except under certain limits set out in ADA regulations. Some of these exceptions include—

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Mar
16

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance to Employers

Update:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has become law.  See this discussion.

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Sep
27

 New overtime rule set to go into effect on January 1, 2020

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final new rule about overtime exemptions. The new rule goes into effect on January 1, 2020, and will potentially make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Jun
12

Alabama adopts equal pay law

Alabama generally has a reputation as being very favorable to employers and less protective of employees. The state adheres to the at-will doctrine of employment law more adamantly than most other states.

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Mar
12

New Overtime Rule 2.0 (2019)

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million American workers potentially eligible for overtime. This eligibility would come about by changing the threshold for salaries that triggers the exemption from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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