FLSA Developments: Overtime Pay Rule Invalidated by Court, While Trump Administration Takes Up Salary Threshold Question Anew

A federal trial court recently made permanent its hold on the new overtime rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor, which would have dramatically increased the salary threshold for the “white-collar” employee exemption.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a “Request for Information,” seeking public comments about the salary threshold, with intriguing questions.  What does this mean for employers?  Nothing immediately, but all should stay tuned for further developments and continue their attentiveness to applicable overtime requirements.

Directors’ and Officers’ Duty of Care – Pay Attention and Take Responsibility!

This blog post is part one of a three-part series on fiduciary responsibilities.

You’ve been asked to serve as a nonprofit director or officer, or perhaps you are already doing so.  What legal responsibilities do you take on as a director or officer?  In legal terminology, these responsibilities are known as “fiduciary” duties, the first of which is the duty of care.  Additional fiduciary duties of loyalty and obedience will be addressed in subsequent articles.

The Basics of Fiduciary Duties

Shifting Winds on Title VII’s Extension to Sexual Orientation? Zarda v. Altitude Express and the Trump Administration’s Amicus Brief

The Trump Administration has weighed in as to whether Title VII’s employment discrimination protections extend to sexual orientation claims, with a resounding “No.”  Through its amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in the pending federal appeals case of Zarda v. Altitude Express, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that employment-related sexual orientation discrimination claims do not fall within Title VII’s purview.  

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