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June 7, 2016, Covington Alert
On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its much-anticipated update to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called white collar overtime exemption rule. Effective December 1, 2016, an employee must earn at least $913 per week—the equivalent of $47,476 per year, more than double the current rate—in order to qualify as exempt from overtime under the federal executive, administrative, and professional exemptions. The salary threshold for the federal highly compensated employee (HCE) exemption will increase to $134,004 per year. Beginning January 1, 2020, these thresholds will automatically increase once every three years.
March 7, 2017, Covington Alert
Yesterday, President Trump issued a new Executive Order (the “Order”) titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This new Order replaces the so-called “travel ban” Executive Order issued January 27 (the “Prior Order”) which was subject to a nationwide temporary restraining order issued by the U.S. District Court for the ...
February 10, 2017, Covington Alert
Following last week’s advisory concerning President Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (the “Order”), numerous lawsuits were filed challenging the Order. One such challenge, filed by the State of Washington and the State of Minnesota, culminated in yesterday’s unanimous decision by the United States ...
January 30, 2017, Covington Alert
As has been widely reported, President Trump issued an Executive Order (“the Order”) on Friday, January 27, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which, among other directives, bans individuals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia (the “Covered Countries”) from entering the United States ...