Six FLSA Resolutions for the New YearWith the minimum guaranteed salary requirement for the most common Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions being raised from $23,660 to $35,568, effective January 1, 2020, under a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), now seems like an opportune time to review some of the FLSA requirements so often unintentionally tripped over

Treat Dad Fairly, Too:  JPMorgan Chase Settles Claims of Gender Bias in Parental Leave ProgramIn May, JPMorgan Chase entered into a class action settlement regarding allegations that it treated male employees differently than female employees under the company’s parental leave program. On its face, the terms of the program appeared to be gender-neutral: 16 weeks of paid leave for “primary caregivers” and two weeks of paid leave for “secondary

Federal Agencies Announce Plan B for the Contraceptives MandateThe triumvirate of federal agencies (HHS, DOL, IRS) responsible for enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA, often called Obamacare) released final interim rules significantly expanding exceptions from what has become known as the “contraceptives mandate.” This mandate, which has been the subject of extensive and ongoing litigation and political debate, will