On April 23, 2024, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final rule on the salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The rule provides for increases in minimum salary required for these types of employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements under federal

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule regarding non-compete agreements.  The FTC’s rule operates as an almost complete ban on such agreements. Unless enjoined by a court, the rule will become effective 120 days after its publication in the federal register.

In short, the rule prohibits agreements that directly

National employers must navigate a maze of state and local paid sick leave laws with different requirements. That maze is especially burdensome for employers in Minnesota, where employers have dealt with local sick leave ordinances in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, and Duluth. Last year, Minnesota passed a statewide paid sick leave law that went into

California has a unique law that requires employers to provide new hires who are non-exempt from overtime with a “wage theft act notice” (a strangely named document) that provides the employee with specified information such as rate of pay, overtime rate, the employer’s name and address, pay day information, workers’ compensation information, and paid sick