The Labor Department has changed its policy of not policing tip pools. The agency recently issued a bulletin to all staff instructing them to assess violations dating back to March 23, 2018, on employers who either keep tipped workers’ tips or share those tips with management staff. This instruction is based on the new law…

Employers will not have to wait much longer for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding whether employment agreements which waive class-actions and mandate arbitration are enforceable, notwithstanding certain provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision will likely impact employers and employees across the country; some 25 million employees nationwide are estimated to…

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a long-established principle that FLSA overtime exemptions must be narrowly construed against employers.  The Court set aside its previous precedent of applying exemptions only to cases that fall “plainly and unmistakably within their terms and spirit,” a standard that compelled lower courts to resolve any close conflict over whether…

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