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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3 Common Employment Law Questions Answered


1. My boss terminated me via text message.  Is that legal? This question is brought up frequently by prospective clients.  A lot of employees believe that your employer has to terminate you with an official paper document.  Even more employees believe that your employer needs to tell you the reason that they terminated you. In […]

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Is Trump’s Go Back to Your Country Tweet Discrimination?


Recently, President Trump chose to criticize a group of 4 congresswomen,  Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and the way they criticize how the government is run.  Collectively known as “The Squad,”  Trump tweeted that the women should go back to their […]

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How Much Time Do I Have To File My Lawsuit?


If you’re reading this, hopefully it’s not too late.  When something happens that allows you to sue someone or something for damages, there is a clock that starts ticking.  Once the clock reaches zero, time runs out and you will likely not be able to file a lawsuit any longer.  This is regardless of whether […]

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EEOC to Receive Pay Data


Recently, a judge ordered that employer pay data be collected by the EEOC by September 30, 2019.  This occurred after a legal battle spearheaded by employee advocacy groups.  The EEOC has utilized data from employers about race/ethnicity, gender, and job category since 1966 by using EEO-1 Reports.  During the Obama Administration, the EEOC added another […]

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Does Title VII Apply to Gay and Transgender Workers?


In the past, I have blogged about the Trump Administration’s  stance on the applicability of Title VII to gender identity and sexual orientation (AG Sessions Says Title VII Does Not Protect Against Gender Identity Discrimination).  Now, the Supreme Court will decide if Title VII applies to gay and transgender workers.   To shape these laws, the […]

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New Website Announcement!


Spring is right around the corner, and with that there always seems to be some cleaning going on.  Hux Law Firm, LLC has been doing some cleaning as well, and I’m excited to introduce the brand new website!  Take some time to explore the new look and feel, because I’m sure it will be Everybody’s […]

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New Overtime and Salary Regulations Proposed


Obama Administration Overtime Proposal In 2016, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and overtime regulations got more attention than it has probably seen in over a decade. This was in large part due to the announcement that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) would be more than doubling the minimum salary required, from $23,660 to $47,476, […]

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