Legal Corner – July 2015

Legal Corner – July 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed about critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HRDOL announces overtime expansion proposal

The long awaited proposal to update regulations on exempt executive, administrative, professional, and certain other employees has been released be the Department of Labor (DOL). This proposal covers minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Impacts of same-sex marriage legalization

For states with established same-sex marriage legislation, there will be little to no legal impact, but for other states, employers should review guidelines and make required policy changes regarding medical insurance, retirement plans, and granting leave under the FMLA.

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Standard set for identification of misclassified independent contractors

Having a newly defined scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “Suffer or Permit” clause, the DOL is cracking down on the increasing number of workplaces with employees misclassified as independent contractors.

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