Website Accessibility for the Disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act: Delay in DOJ Regulations, but Uptick in (Threatened) Litigation

An ever-increasing amount of our daily life is being conducted online. Does this provide a disservice to those individuals who cannot, for example, hear online videos or read webpage content? It might, and the ability of disabled individuals to access web-based services and information is receiving increased attention under the...
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Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: "Salary Threshold" for Exempt Employees Raised

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its long-awaited final regulations updating the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime requirements. The new rules become effective December 1, 2016. The major changes, discussed in more detail below, include: An increase in the salary threshold for "white collar" administrative,...
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Open Meetings Law Update

On March 18, 2016, the Iowa Supreme Court majority opinion in Hutchison et. al v. Warren County adopted a new standard for determining when a "meeting" occurs under Iowa's Open Meetings law. Prior to this ruling, a bright line rule existed for determining when a "meeting" was subject to the...
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Proposed Regulations on Non-Exempt Employees and Overtime Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published new proposed regulations on the classification of exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which could dramatically affect overtime requirements starting in 2016. With the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL publishing the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for revisions...
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Employee DOL Guidance on 'Suffer or Permit to Work'

New DOL Guidance Highlights The Importance of Appropriately Classifying Workers As Employees, Independent Contractors: Broad Definition of "Employment" Means that Most Workers Will Be "Employees" Under the FLSA. Appropriate classification of workers is an important issue for employers, especially because the penalties for misclassification can be substantial. On July 15,...
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Employee Wellness Plans

On April 13, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed new rules regarding employee wellness plans and how employers may promote employee participation through incentives while remaining compliant under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See Amendments to Regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 80 Fed. Reg....
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