Washington State’s minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour beginning on January 1, 2017. http://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/Wages/Minimum/
A federal judge in the District of Kansas has permitted a class action lawsuit to proceed against an employer accused of failing to take adequate safeguards to prevent a data breach allegedly exposing the personal information of approximately 2,000 employees. The lead plaintiff alleges that the data breach resulted in the filing of a fake… Continue reading Dorothy! Dorothy! It’s a data breach!
The Fifth Circuit granted the DOL’s request to expedite its appeal of the lower court’s injunction which enjoined the new overtime rule from going into effect. The DOL’s opening brief is due on December 16, opposition is due January 17, and the DOL’s reply brief is due January 31st. Oral argument will take place sometime… Continue reading DOL Appeal to be Expedited
The DOL has asked for its appeal of the district court’s injunction of the DOL overtime rule to be heard on an expedited basis. The proposed briefing schedule would require all briefing to be completed by February 7, 2017. The DOL requested that the Fifth Circuit rule on its request to expedite by December 8, 2016. This… Continue reading DOL Requests Overtime Appeal to be Expedited
Yesterday, the same day the new overtime rule was to go into effect, the DOL filed a notice of appeal challenging the Texas federal court’s decision to put a hold on the new overtime rule. The appeal will be heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The timing of the appeals process will depend… Continue reading DOL Appeals Overtime Rule Injunction