The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As the first increase in 15 years, employees will now need to earn $684 per week ($35,568 annually) – up from $455 per week ($23,660 annually). Though this change…

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TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: NO. 3 – MINUTES COUNT: THE FLSA’S DE MINIMIS DOCTRINE DOES NOT APPLY IN CA California employers have long relied on federal doctrines such as the de minimis rule, which excuses employers from compensating employees for very small amounts of time worked off the clock, when creating their…

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Can a religious preference belief ever support a defense to anti-discrimination laws?  That was the question the U.S. Supreme Court faced and avoided in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission earlier today. The issue revolved around a cake shop whose devout Christian owners refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple…

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