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Whistleblower Claim Over Kicking Incident Gets the Boot

An employee suing after a co-worker kicked him in the groin ended up with only a swift boot to the backside. Mark Schaefer, an employee of Cargill Kitchen Solutions (CKS), claimed that in September of 2011, co-worker Donovan Schultz kicked him in the ...

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Federal Judge Stops New DOL Overtime Rule

In a decision that surprised most experts, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the new Department of Labor overtime rule scheduled to take effect on December 1. Although this is just ...

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Judge Strikes Down DOL Persuader Rule Revisions

  • Nov 18, 2016
  • Labor Law
  • John C. Hauge and Grant T. Collins

A United States District Court Judge in Texas has now issued a decision permanently blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) revised “persuader rule” under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As we previously reported, the DOL’s revisions ...

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What Happens to the New Overtime Rule Now?

One of the most immediate questions for employers after the presidential election is whether the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent increase in the minimum salary for overtime exemption will be rolled back or repealed. Our best, most precise answer on this ...