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Kimberly Hall

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Two Common and Costly Wage and Hour Mistakes

Two of the most common and costly wage and hour mistakes an employer can make are: (1) misclassifying employees as independent contractors; and (2) misclassifying non-exempt employees as exempt. Kim Hall describes strategies to avoid these issues.
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Supreme Court Holds Class/Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Enforcable

Class actions for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and collective actions for violations of state wage and hour laws are common, and can also be very expensive for business who find themselves as defendants in such suits.
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Can I fire an employee once his/her FMLA leave expires?

Employers must be careful when considering whether to terminate an employee who is unable to return to work after exhausting his/her Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") leave, without first considering another law - the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")
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Department of Labor Issues Long-Awaited Final Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule (Rule) that overhauls overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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New OSHA Rule to Make Injury and Illness Data Publically Available

OSHA issued a final rule, which revises its existing regulation on recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses.
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Client Alert - Independent Contractor Arrangements

The classification of employees as independent contractors is being increasingly scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Employers need to evaluate independent contractor agreements for compliance with the law.
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