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HSB Webinar Announcement: Mid-Year Legislative Update

June 05, 2024

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Katie Busbee and Joseph Dickey on June 27, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year legislative update on key issues impacting employers.

DOL Raises Salary Thresholds for Exempt Workers

April 23, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced increases for the salary thresholds for exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

HSB Webinar Announcement: Navigating Independent Contractor Relationships

March 13, 2024

Click here to view a recording of this complimentary webinar presented by HSB's Employment Law team.

We touched on the new independent contractor rules issued by the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board during our January legislative update, but many of our attendees followed up by requesting more in-depth training on navigating independent contractor relationships in your businesses.

HSB Economic Development Update - December 2023

December 07, 2023

The HSB Economic Development team published their December 2023 news update, highlighting the following topics:

Essentials for Maintaining Employee Handbooks, Including the Latest Employment Law Updates

November 29, 2023

During a recent webinar, Katie Busbee discussed the essential elements of maintaining your workplace’s employee handbooks. In this blog post, Katie will delve into key employee handbook components and best practices and explore recent employment law updates.

2022 EEO-1 Deadline Delayed

July 05, 2023

By: Ashley Long, 2023 Summer Law Clerk, and Katie Busbee

Employers required to annually submit EEO-1 reports now have more time to compile their 2022 reports.

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Requirements: Are all employees entitled to a raise?

April 20, 2023

On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14026, which raised the minimum wage paid by government contractors to workers performing work “on or in connection with” covered federal contracts. As of January 1, 2023, workers covered by E.O. 14026 must be paid a minimum wage of $16.20 per hour to be compliant with the executive order.

Newly Proposed Independent Contractor Test under FLSA; Extended Comment Period

November 07, 2022

The Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the public comment period on its newly proposed test to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If adopted, the proposed rule would rescind a prior rule published on January 7, 2021 (2021 IC Rule). Importantly, the new test would only apply to classifying workers under the FLSA. Different tests apply for determining employee status under, for instance, the Internal Revenue Code, Title VII and state employment laws.
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