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

Securing the Bag – Sixth Circuit Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Staffing CompanyIn today’s competitive job market, it is customary for employers to include restrictive covenants, e.g., non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, in employment agreements. While these covenants are essential to protect employers from unfair competition, an attorney’s fees provision is just as critical to save employers tens of thousands of dollars in litigation expenses. In Kelly Services,

Cooperate or Pay: Recovering Attorneys’ Fees to Get to ArbitrationDoes your arbitration agreement allow you to recover attorneys’ fees if the employee rebels against arbitration and you have to compel it? Maybe it should. In Aralar v. Scott McRea Automotive Group, a court in Florida recently affirmed an arbitrator’s award of nearly $20,000 in attorney’s fees for the defendant’s hassle of moving for