Posts by Paige Hoster Good

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DOL publishes proposed rule on new overtime laws

As discussed in our EmployerLINC Alert earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage & Hour Division announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the salary threshold employees must meet in order to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Today, the DOL officially published its proposed rule regarding…

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Confidential sexual harassment settlement payments no longer tax‑deductible

In a workplace era that may soon be referred to as “Pre-Weinstein,” employers not only could quietly settle sexual harassment claims by including a nondisclosure agreement that virtually assured the matter would be kept confidential and out of the public spotlight, but they could also deduct the settlement payment and attorney’s fees as a business…

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Work schedule conflict leads to religious accommodation lawsuit

A recent decision by the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (the jurisdiction that covers Oklahoma federal courts) provides another reminder that religious accommodations come in all shapes and sizes, and that proving “undue hardship” is often a high hurdle for employers. While a number of religious discrimination lawsuits in recent years have focused on…

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