Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New Overtime Rules Blocked by Federal Court

By:  Jessica B. Summers, Associate

Summary: Striking a significant blow to one of the Obama Administration’s biggest labor achievements, on November 23, 2016, a federal district court issued a nationwide injunction preventing the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules from going into effect on December 1, 2016.

Friday, November 18, 2016

DOL Overtime Regulations Challenged in Federal Court: Decision Expected November 22

By: Hope Eastman, Principal

Employer Takeaway: Don’t hold your breath and keep planning for the December 1 deadline.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - Montgomery County Expands Sick and Safe Leave Law

By:  Jessica B. Summers, Associate

Effective immediately, the Montgomery County Council has expanded the County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act, which just went into effect on October 1, 2016, to require that employees be permitted to use accrued sick and safe leave for absences surrounding the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.