After Donald Trump’s election last week, a number of U.S. business owners breathed a sigh of relief, believing that the December 1st deadline for implementing the new overtime threshold required by the Department of Labor had just been postponed — if not cancelled entirely. In a statement dur...
Agricultural workers in California are now eligible for overtime wages thanks to new legislation signed into law by the Governor.  This is the first time since the early twentieth century that such rights have been recognized Assembly Bill 1066 will grant farmworkers the right to overtime p...
Good news for American workers: new federal overtime rules are going into effect at the end of the year. Back in 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to draft now overtime regulations that would live up to the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, while simplifying rules ...
Following Obama’s new proposal to increase the number of employees covered by overtime pay, we may soon see employers putting a curfew on after hours emails. Nicholas Castillo, a bank branch manager, provides a useful portrait of the 24/7 availability expected of many employees these days. When h...
In a statement issued last week, President Obama proposed a solution for too many Americans working long days for little pay. He noted that federal and state overtime regulations have not been updated in years, and exemptions originally designed for the high-pay professional class now leaves out wor...