Equality Act Passes the House

May 22, 2019

On May 17, the House advanced Rep. David Cicilline’s (D-R.I.) Equality Act (H.R. 5), which would extend federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans in housing, employment, credit, and federally funded programs, among other areas.

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DOL Releases Joint Employer Rule

April 3, 2019

Earlier this week, the DOL announced a proposed rule that would make it harder to hold businesses jointly liable when their franchisees or contractors violate the FLSA.

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DOL Seeks Overtime Comments

March 28, 2019

The comment period for DOL's proposed overtime rule change which would increase the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $35,308 annually, is now open through May 21.

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Advocacy Roundtable on Overtime Rule

March 20, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy will hold three small-business roundtables on the new Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rule which would increase the threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemption. On March 7, DOL published its proposal to increase the salary threshold for overtime eligibility under...

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DOL Publishes Overtime Rule

March 14, 2019

Last week, the Department of Labor released its proposed rule to increase the salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility to $35,308 a year.

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Vote on $15 Minimum Wage

March 6, 2019

Today, the House Education and Labor Committee will vote on raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, advancing a central piece of Democrats' economic agenda.

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