Colorado Employer's Law Blog

Colorado Employer's Law Blog

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BREAKING NEWS: Nationwide Injunction Blocks the U.S. DOL’s Final Rule That Nearly Doubled the Minimum Salary for Exempt “White Collar” Employees

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Human Resources, Misclassification

On Tuesday afternoon, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (Sherman Division) entered a preliminary injunction in State of Nevada et al. v. United States Department of Labor et al., Civil Action No. 4:16-CV-00731, blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule, which would have increased the minimum salary for “white collar”… Continue Reading

Happy 72nd Birthday, FLSA – Time For An Overhaul

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act

In 1938, during the Great Depression, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to: “aid the unprotected, unorganized, and lowest paid of the nation’s working population; that is those employees who lacked sufficient bargaining power to secure for themselves a minimum subsistence wage.” At that time, we had an industrial workforce and most jobs had a… Continue Reading