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Five New England States and New York Will Have Higher State Minimum Hourly Wage Rates Than the Federal Minimum
December 19, 2016
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Featured Article:
December 15, 2016

As we recently reported to you, a United States District Court in Texas blocked implementation of the new federal overtime rule.  That decision is now on appeal on an expedited basis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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UPDATE: Court Agrees to Expedite U.S. Department of Labor’s Appeal of Injunction Blocking Overtime Rule
December 4, 2016
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Federal Court Blocks December 1 Implementation of New Overtime Rule
November 29, 2016
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Legalization of Marijuana Creates Uncertainty as to the Rights of Employers in Responding to Marijuana Use Outside the Workplace
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Featured Article:
November 17, 2016

As we have reported in prior E-Alerts, the U.S. Department of Labor’s changes to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations, including a new annual salary threshold of $47,476 (approximately $913 per week) remains scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.

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American Bar Association Appoints Attorney Peter Bennett to Represent Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island on the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
October 17, 2016

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September 13, 2016

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently issued new rules aimed at discouraging employers from conducting blanket post-accident drug testing for non-DOT employees.

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NLRB Trouble for a Flawed Social Media Policy
September 9, 2016

Duncan Liquor Letter – July 2016
August 2, 2016
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