DOL’S Overtime Exemption Salary Rule Invalidated by Federal Court

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted summary judgment invalidating the Department of Labor rule increasing the salary level for overtime exempt employees to $921/week ($47,892/year) and the overtime eligibility threshold for highly compensated workers to $134,000/year. This is the same… Read More

Email Etiquette

By James M. Shaker The easy and instantaneous nature of email makes it easy to forget the permanent nature of these communications. But when a dispute arises, emails are often the first evidence to which both parties turn. Following email etiquette reduces the chance that e-discovery will be embarrassing… Read More

New Version of Form I-9 Released Today, July 17

USCIS issued a new Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification today, July 17, which must be used beginning September 18, 2017.  The new I-9 form is available at We recommend that employers start using the new I-9 form at this time to ensure correct use of the form… Read More