What is the CARES Act?


On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  The CARES Act answers one question a lot of Americans had, which was, “How much money am I going to get in this stimulus?”  In addition to that, the CARES Act expands unemployment benefits, pauses student loan […]

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Coronavirus and Discrimination at Work


Lately, it is impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the spread of Coronavirus.  Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused Americans and people all over the world to flock to get masks, prompted governments to restrict travel, and cruise lines to quarantine passengers.  There have even been rumors of cancelling the 2020 Summer Olympics […]

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Black History Month: A. Philip Randolph


As we close out Black History Month 2020, I wanted to take some time to highlight the accomplishments of A. Philip Randolph.   He is not as well known as Martin Luther King, Jr., but his efforts helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement.  In fact, Randolph was fighting for the rights of black […]

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What Happens After I File My Lawsuit?


As popular as Law & Order and other legal dramas have been, they don’t provide much information on what happens after a lawsuit is filed.  This is especially true for civil lawsuits, because most legal shows focus on criminal cases.  This blog sheds some light on what happens after you file your lawsuit. How Do […]

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DOL Recovers Record $322 Million in Wages for Workers


Recently, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that its Wage and Hour Division collected $322 million owed to workers.  The DOL looks at the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to determine if a violation of minimum wage or overtime occurred.  Of the violations, over 80% dealt with improper overtime.  Companies in the construction and food […]

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You May Be Eligible for Overtime Soon


In 2016, the big topic in employment law involved proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime rules.  Although there were several key changes, the one that got the most media attention was raising the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.  Employees and their advocates loved the change.  Employers fought the changes […]

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