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Happy New Year! Changes Coming to MA Wage and Hour Law

As we enter the month of December, employers need to be aware of changes, and potential changes, coming to wage and hour law in 2019...
ing that you did in order to comply with the Department of Labort put those plans away just yet. The Department of Labor announced in its fall regulatory agenda that https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/happy-new-year-changes-coming-ma-wage-and-hour-law/

Preparing for I-9 Audits

There will be an insurgence going forward of I-9 audits in relation to workers employed within the United States. All U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and work authorization of their U.S. employees hired after the year 1986, according to…
Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/preparing-i-9-audits/

MA Federal Court Judge Allowed Wait Staff FLSA Claim to Sue Employer over “Tip Credit”

A judge from the federal court in Massachusetts ruled that wait staff could sue their employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Massachusetts Wage Act for applying the $2.63 per hour wage normally reserved for tipped work to non-s…
s tipped duties. The U.S. Department of Laborated that the issue of deference to the U.S. Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ma-federal-court-judge-allowed-wait-staff-flsa-claim-sue-employer-over-tip-credit/

Federal Judge Stops Overtime Exemption Rule (for now)

Yesterday, in the matter of State of Nevada, et. al. v. United States Department of Labor, et al., a federal judge issued a nationwide temporary injunction stopping the Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing new regulations related to overtime exem…
et. al. v. United States Department of Labornationwide temporary injunction stopping the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/federal-judge-stops-overtime-exemption-rule-now/

Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

Today, the Department of Labor published a final rule regarding paid sick leave for federal contractors.
the Department of Labor published a final rule regarding paid sick l https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/paid-sick-leave-employees-federal-contractors/

Wage and Hour Law Compliance

On June 13, 2016, Royal, P.C. presented an informational seminar for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce.
of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/wage-and-hour-law-compliance/

Wage and Hour Law Compliance

On June 13, 2016, Attorney Karina L. Schrengohst of Royal, P.C. presented an informational seminar for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce on the topic of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act’s anti…
of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/wage-and-hour-law-compliance2/

Wage and Hour Law Compliance

On June 13, 2016, Attorney Karina L. Schrengohst of Royal, P.C. presented an informational seminar for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce on the topic of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act’s anti…
of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/wage-and-hour-law-compliance1/

Wage and Hour Law Compliance

The Department of Labor estimates that proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act will impact nearly 5 million employees currently classified as exempt. How many of your employees will be impacted by this change? Royal, P.C. will present an inf…
The Department of Labor estimates that proposed amendments to the Fa https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/wage-and-hour-law-compliance/

Wage and Hour Law Compliance

On June 13, 2016, Attorney Karina L. Schrengohst of Royal, P.C. presented an informational seminar for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce on the topic of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act’s anti…
of challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/wage-and-hour-law-compliance3/

Department Of Labor Releases Final Rule On Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of the overtime exemption rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Final Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Pro…
  The U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of the overtime exe https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/department-labor-releases-final-rule-overtime-exemptions/

Changes May Be Coming to White-Collar Overtime Exemption Rules

This year, the Department of Labor (DOL) is making some significant changes to the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white-collar workers) are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage …
the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/changes-may-be-coming-white-collar-overtime-exemption-rules/

Prepare Now for Proposed Changes to the White Collar Overtime Exemptions

This year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is making some significant changes to the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum w…
the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/prepare-now-proposed-changes-white-collar-overtime-exemptions/

DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

This week, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a proposed rule implementing Executive Order (“EO”) 13706, which was signed by President Obama last September and requires certain federal contractors to offer paid sick leave to covered employees. The…
the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-announces-proposed-rule-paid-sick-leave-federal-contractors/

DOL Focuses on Joint Employers

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The memorandum provides a detailed description of the DOL’s standards for determining whet…
the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-focuses-joint-employers/

Self-Audit of Independent Contractors a Good Resolution for the New Year

In 2015, we saw a significant increase of investigations into the misclassification of workers as independent contractors conducted by the Department of Labor (“DOL”). This increase was unsurprising, given Secretary Perez’s statement in December of 2014 …
as independent contractors conducted by the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/self-audit-independent-contractors-good-resolution-new-year/

DOL Clarifies Lodging Credit for Live-In Home Care Workers

The Department of Labor has issued a new memorandum clarifying the circumstances under which an employer may credit towards wages the value of lodging provided to workers. This clarification is particularly relevant to employers of live-in home care work…
    The Department of Labor has issued a new memorandum clarifying the c https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-clarifies-lodging-credit-live-home-care-workers/

HSF Seminar - Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour Laws

On December 9, 2015, Attorney Olga M. Serafimova presented a seminar on behalf of the Human Service Forum addressing the challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor’s proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and current …
the challenges employers face related to the Department of Laborve.  If you have any questions regarding the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/hsf-seminar-fair-labor-standards-act-and-wage-and-hour-laws/

Change in Overtime Laws

the challenges employers face related to the Department of Laborve.  If you have any questions regarding the Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/change-overtime-laws/

Changes on The Horizon – How the Proposed Amendments to the FLSA’s White Collar Exemptions Will Impact Your Organization

The Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act will impact nearly 5 million employees currently classified as exempt. How many of your employees will be impacted by this change? Royal LLP will present a …
The Department of Labor https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/changes-horizon-how-proposed-amendments-flsas-white-collar-exemptions-will-impact-your-organization/

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