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  • 01 May 2017

    Happy Law Day!

    Happy Law Day, America! What is Law Day? In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared that May 1st would be celebrated as Law Day in the United States of America. Law Day the idea of Charles S. Rhyne, who served as the President's legal counsel and President of the American Bar Association. The official purpose of Law Day is for the American people to celebrate " in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their re-dedication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries." We are also appreciating "the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life." Every year the American Bar Association chooses a new theme for Law Day.  In 2017, the Law Day Theme is "The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy." Some countries also celebrate May 1st […]
  • 23 Nov 2016

    Texas Judge Stops New Overtime Laws

    A Federal Judge in Texas issued an injunction, halting the Obama Administrations new overtime laws that were set to take effect on December 1st. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that President Obama and the Department of Labor had exceeded their authority in raising the overtime salary limit.  The new regulation would move the salary limit that exempts workers from receiving overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. This injunction is a temporary measure that stops the regulation from taking effect until the judge can issue a full ruling. The injunction casts serious doubt on the Regulation taking effect on December 1st, as originally planned. Is The New Overtime Law Good For Business? Many business owners criticized the regulation, which Obama championed, claiming that businesses would either lose their ability to operate or have to cut workers' hours significantly.  By shifting the minimum threshold to qualify for overtime […]
  • 18 Feb 2016

    NFL Ruffles More Than a Few Pom Poms

    The NFL has ruffled more than just pom-poms in its handling of employment claims from cheerleaders for a number of franchises.  Allegations of wage and hour violations from a number of professional cheerleaders pose serious issues for the league but also provide a valuable lesson for all employers. In 2014, the cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a wage and hour lawsuit, claiming that the team and the NFL violated national wage and hour laws and created disrespectful working conditions.  After the Raider lawsuit, other cheerleader units also filed claims, ultimately involving several NFL teams, including the NFL in a class action suit. Read The full article and the latest legal news affecting your business at BiState Business Center.