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September 27, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule that will make an estimated 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, has the following provisions: The rule raises... Read More

July 25, 2019

On July 3, 2019, the NLRB overruled Levitz Furniture Co. of the Pacific, 333 NLRB 717 (2001), and set a new standard for employers wishing to withdraw recognition of a union when there is evidence that the union no longer represents a majority of the bargaining unit. According to a... Read More

May 21, 2018

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a directive extending for another two years the moratorium on enforcing written affirmative action plan obligations against health care employers who participate in the TRICARE program.The directive extends the moratorium, which was set to expire early... Read More

January 19, 2018

If you were caught up in all of the holiday festivities of December, you may have missed a flurry of activity from the NLRB that resulted in a banner week for employers. In mid-December, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) issued a number of significant decisions – and not only... Read More

January 16, 2018

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been off to a busy start in 2018. In early January, the DOL re-issued 17 previously withdrawn opinion letters addressing a range of topics under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL also announced that it was abandoning its prior test... Read More

April 3, 2017

On Thursday, Governor Branstad signed legislation prohibiting county and local governments from raising the minimum wage beyond Iowa’s state minimum of $7.25. Three counties: Linn, Johnson, and Wapello have already enacted ordinances which will now be preempted. Polk and Lee counties had legislation ready to take effect which will no longer... Read More

January 4, 2017

By Fran Haas We're used to hearing about lawsuits against colleges and universities arising out of sexual misconduct investigations. However, the recent verdict against Rolling Stone magazine shows us that the specter of litigation in this area isn't confined to institutions of higher education. Everyone's familiar with Rolling Stone's 2014 report on... Read More

November 23, 2016

By Thomas M. Cunningham On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the new FLSA regulations governing overtime from going into effect as scheduled on December 1, 2016. The final regulations, which were issued on May 18, announced... Read More

June 27, 2016

Labor and employment attorneys and their clients have been anxiously watching the court dockets for a decision that could invalidate, or at least postpone the effective date of the so-called “Persuader Rule.” The waiting ended this afternoon, just days before the rule was set to take effect on July 1,... Read More

June 17, 2016

At six this morning in Florida, retired Nyemaster attorney, John Phillips, passed away. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather as well as a fine law partner. He was a consummate gentleman, a skilled advocate, and a brilliant scholar. John was responsible for the creation and growth of Nyemaster’s Labor... Read More

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