Category: Fact of the Day

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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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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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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Black History Month: Jane Bolin


This week for Black History Month, I will be highlighting Jane Bolin. Like many of the previous individuals who have been highlighted in this series, Ms. Bolin’s accomplishments included numerous accomplishments that paved the way for African Americans. Some of those accomplishments included, but are not limited to: 1st black woman to graduate from Yale […]

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Black History Month: Barbara Jordan


Similar to last year, I will be highlighting a few people, events, and even cases that help show the importance of celebrating Black History Month. This week, I will be highlighting Barbara Jordan. Ms. Jordan was born February 21, 1936 in Houston, Texas. After attending Houston public schools, Ms. Jordan matriculated to Texas Southern University, […]

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