Search form

Retail Employer Workplace News - Summer 2016

By Mark S. Askanas
  • July 8, 2016

Labor Department Amends Overtime Regulations for ‘White Collar’ Workers

Retailer employers must prepare for the dramatic changes imposed by the Department of Labor’s updated regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act governing overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, commonly known as the “white collar exemptions” or “EAP exemptions.” The changes include raising the salary level from $23,660 ($455 per week) to $47,476 ($913 per week) beginning December 1, 2016. Read more…

(Complimentary webinar: DOL Final Ruling on “White Collar” Exemptions)

Alcohol-Related Workplace Injuries Recordable, OSHA Says

Employers are not exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s reporting rule for on-the-job injuries linked to alcohol intoxication even though the injured employee’s consumption of alcoholic beverages took place off the job, OSHA advised. Read more…

Employers May See Higher OSHA Fines Sooner than Expected

August 1, 2016, is the effective date for imposition of higher fines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but violations alleged in inspections occurring as recently as this February may be subject to the increased fees, according to OSHA. Read more…

New Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Rule Mandates Electronic Information Submission, Bars Retaliation

Revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule has two main elements: (1) requiring electronic submission of employer occupational injury and illness data to OSHA, and (2) facilitating employee reporting of work-related injuries or illnesses by mandating accessible procedures and barring employers from setting policies that (in OSHA’s view) inhibit employees from reporting injuries and illnesses or punish them for doing so. Read more…

Employers with Warehouse and Outdoor Employees, Take Note: New Guidance on Heat and Hot Environments

In the first revision in 30 years of its criteria document on workers’ exposure to heat and hot environments, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed ceiling limit recommendations for acclimatized and un-acclimated workers, but has left untouched its recommended exposure and alert limits. Read more…

©2016 Jackson Lewis P.C. This material is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice nor does it create a client-lawyer relationship between Jackson Lewis and any recipient. Recipients should consult with counsel before taking any actions based on the information contained within this material. This material may be considered attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Reproduction of this material in whole or in part is prohibited without the express prior written consent of Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm that built its reputation on providing workplace law representation to management. Founded in 1958, the firm has grown to more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries including government relations, healthcare and sports law. More information about Jackson Lewis can be found at www.jacksonlewis.com.

See AllRelated Articles You May Like

July 22, 2019

Change to Virginia Wage Payment Statements on the Horizon

July 22, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, employers in Virginia must provide paystubs to employees on “each regular pay date.” Currently, Virginia employers must provide only a written statement reflecting the employee’s gross wages and deductions upon the employee’s request. New Requirements Virginia Code § 40.1-29 has been amended to require... Read More

July 22, 2019

New Jersey Task Force on Independent Contractor Misclassification Releases Report, Recommendations

July 22, 2019

The New Jersey “Task Force on Employee Misclassification” has released its report on misclassification, offering 10 recommendations. The Task Force, established in May 2018, was charged with providing recommendations to the Governor’s office and the state’s administrative agencies on “strategies and actions to combat employee... Read More

July 15, 2019

New York Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Liens on Employers for Alleged Wage Claims

July 15, 2019

A bill aimed at increasing protections for employer “wage theft” by allowing an employer’s current or former employee, or the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), to place a lien on the employer’s interest in real or personal property for the value of a wage claim, plus liquidated damages, has passed the New York State... Read More