Don’t Quarrel Over Scripture

By Bill Wright The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a jury verdict in favor of the EEOC in a Title VII religious discrimination claim. At issue was the use of a biometric scanner as a time clock. EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc. et al., No. 16-1406 (4th Cir. June 12, 2017) The employee […]

Salary Threshold Regs Un-enjoined?

By John Alan Doran Wednesday a group of Chipotle employees brought suit in New Jersey federal court alleging FLSA violations stemming from Chipotle’s failure to follow the Obama-era salary-basis regulations. As you will recall, these regulations doubled the salary threshold for the so-called white collar exemptions, thereby rendering millions of workers eligible for overtime.  But, […]

DOL Trashes Obama-Era “Guidance”

By John Alan Doran Wednesday the DOL announced that it was withdrawing two critical pieces of “guidance” issued under the Obama administration.  The first piece addressed the DOL’s rather narrow view of who is an independent contractor (S&H Blog Post: DOL Says Employers Are Morons). The second piece established an extremely broad view of joint […]