Employee Benefits

Federal District Court in Texas Issues Preliminary Injunction Halting Federal Government’s Enforcement of Transgender Discrimination Guidance

By D|K's School and Higher Education Law Team A new development has arisen in the current evolution of transgender discrimination law applicable to school districts and other entities receiving federal money throughout the country. The latest turn involves a Texas federal district judge’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction against the...

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EEOC Releases Final ADA Wellness Program Rules and Sample Notice

Workplace wellness programs have been a complex and controversial topic in recent years with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuits, proposed rules, and now final rules. On May 17, 2016, the EEOC issued a final rule (the “Rule”) to amend the regulations and guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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Continuing “Education” – Developing Law and Guidance on Transgender Discrimination Against Students and Employees

By D|K's School and Higher Education Law Team The legal rights of individuals who identify as “transgender” and “gender nonconforming” are at the forefront of our national attention. As this area of the law continues to develop, it is critical that school districts and employers review policies and procedures to understand the various compliance...

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New overtime rules announced. Millions of employees impacted. Are you ready?

New overtime rules announced. Millions of employees impacted. Are you ready?

By Laurie E. Meyer & Bruce B. Deadman Breaking News: Federal Judge Blocks DOL Overtime Rules (November 23, 2016) Original May 2016 article: On Tuesday, May 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced new rules on overtime pay, fulfilling President Obama’s 2014 promise to raise the salary level at which employers are required to pay overtime....

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New Employer Worry: Expansion Of Joint Employer Under DOL Guidance

In January 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrative Interpretation (AI) (No. 2016-1, 1/20/16) that would significantly expand the number of employers who would be classified as “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act...

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