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DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final version of a much-anticipated overtime exemption rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption to $47,476 per year. This rule will broaden federal overtime pay regulations to include … Read More »

EEOC Issues Final Rule on Employment Wellness Programs and the ADA

On Tuesday May 17, 2016 the EEOC issued its final rule on employer wellness programs. The new rule describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will apply to employer offered wellness programs. The new rule will only apply to wellness programs that require employees to answer disability related questions … Read More »

Are You Considered a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise?

The law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (CGWG) is searching for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation.  On April 18, 2016 the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Legal Services. The DBE would provide a wide variety of services to support … Read More »

So, Who Gets the Little Red Corvette?

by: Laura Dyer Johnson Although I was not born yet, when Prince’s first album was released in 1978, I have always been a Prince fan.  Even though I was not jamming to “1999” when it was first released in 1982, I definitely spent the actual year of 1999 with it … Read More »

New EEOC Nationwide Procedures Threaten the Confidentiality of Position Statements

by: Carolyn Witherspoon   New EEOC Nationwide Procedures Threaten the Confidentiality of Position Statements Employers be warned–the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) just announced new procedures that could allow potentially disgruntled charging parties to get their hands on information that you intended to keep confidential. According to an announcement made … Read More »

Snow Days and FMLA Leave

by Cindy Kolb During the winter season, it’s not uncommon for businesses to close for a day or two due to inclement weather. But, after a snow day, when the snowmen have melted and the hot chocolate is all gone, employers might be left wondering how the time off affects … Read More »

EEOC to Begin Collecting Wage Data from Employers: What the Sweeping Revisions to the EEO-1 Report Mean for Your Business

By Abtin Mehdizadegan On January 29, 2016, in conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed sweeping changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) in an effort to target and enforce pay equity discrimination in the workforce. These … Read More »