• Workplace Issues - Legal Issues


  • Will the Overtime Pay Rule Go Into Effect as Is on December 1?

     

    In May, the White House announced the final rule for overtime pay in the Fair Labor Standards Act that would go into effect December 1, 2016. However, there are several challenges to the rule as it stands.


     

    Overtime Pay Requirements Slated to Change in July

     
    The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing new rules for overtime pay requirements for “white collar” workers that would raise the salary threshold so more would qualify for overtime pay.
     

    Legal Issues: Marijuana in the Workplace

     
    The legalization of recreational and/or medical marijuana in many states raises a series of issues for employers and employees alike. How are drug testing policies affected? Must employers accommodate use of marijuana for medical purposes? What does legalization mean for federal contractors?
     

    Legal Q&A: Can a student or new graduate volunteer to work unpaid for an employer to gain experience?

     
    Although some recommend a student or new graduate volunteer to work unpaid to gain experience, it is illegal for-profit organizations to have “volunteers” perform work.
     

    OFCCP Issues New Resources for Employers

     
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a new resource sheet designed to help veterans determine whether they are covered under the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and a checklist for employer compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.