On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would increase the salary level for the Executive, Administrative and Professional exemption from $455 per week, or $23,660 per year, to $679 per week or $35,308 per year. The proposed rule would also increase the salary level for “highly compensated employees” from $100,000 to $147,414 per year.
In the past few months, we have seen allegations or accusations of sexual harassment being reported in the media on practically a daily basis. And, campaigns and posts on social media, including the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, have revealed countless more allegations. While there is no time limit on someone’s right to free speech, there is a legal time limit to take an accusation of sexual harassment out of social media or the press and into a courtroom.
Notice of Settlement regarding Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
New Overtime Rules Are Here: What Your Business Needs to Know The Department of Labor issued its final ruling on overtime rules for white collar workers, which will become effective December 1, 2016. Employers need to prepare for changes to overtime pay for millions of employees. Join Strauss Troy, Munninghoff, Lange & Co. CPAs, VNAS …Read More
Attorney Claudia Allen presented a learning session on Human Resources Legal Issues for the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (VNA) on November 5, 2015. The seminar was held at the Health Collaborative and improved understanding of the legal aspects of the employment process, employee relations and HIPAA.
Your employee benefit plan might be hiding a problem. The payments made by your employees for optional insurance benefits might – without your knowledge – be used to subsidize or reduce your cost for other insurance benefits. If this problem is found during an audit by the Department of Labor (“DOL”), monetary penalties could be significant.
Strauss Troy Attorney Theresa Nelson Spoke At Great Clips General Manager Summit. Her presentation, The Top 10 Legal Mistakes Employers Should Avoid, focused on the importance of investing time and effort in good employment practice to minimize exposure and maximize long-term ROI. By avoiding these 10 mistakes franchisee, and other employers, can minimize legal costs, time invested and turn-over.
Ten Strauss Troy attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers®.
While most of us will never see a pension, the IRS has been expanding the opportunities for retirement savings using your 401(k) plan. Initially, there was only the opportunity to defer some of your salary into the plan in pre-tax dollars. That would allow the contribution — including the amount that would otherwise be paid in tax — to increase due to investment experience and allow the earnings to compound over the life of the account. Many employers tie the company contribution to the salary deferrals — offering a match — so that electing to defer salary results in an effective “return” on the contribution before it is even invested — essentially “free money.”
Strauss Troy Attorney John Fischer was a contributing editor to the multi-volume Sixth Edition of The Developing Labor Law and to its just published 2014 Cumulative Supplement.