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Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulations, Effective January 1, 2020

[09/26/19]

Posted on September 26, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule updating the salary basis test’s earning threshold for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This new rule will become effective on January 1, 2020. These changes, which will require employers to reassess exempt employee classification, may significantly impact many... READ MORE

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SCOTUS Enforces Arbitration Agreements: Class and Collective Action Waivers

[05/24/18]

Posted on May 24, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In a 5 to 4 opinion split down ideological lines, the Supreme Court ruled that class and collective action waivers contained in employment arbitration agreements do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and must be enforced. This is music to the ears of all employers, especially those that have been the target... READ MORE

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Court Gives Preliminary Approval to $6.255 Million Settlement in Class Action Wage and Hour Dispute

[06/13/17]

Posted on June 13, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

A federal district court in California recently gave preliminary approval to a $6.255 million settlement in a class and collective action wage and hour lawsuit against a California-based medical group. The proposed settlement class includes more than 1,300 registered nurses who provided advice and education to patients of the medical group through three call... READ MORE

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