Individual Health Insurance HRA

On June 13, 2019, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury jointly issued a final rule that will allow employers of all sizes to provide tax-free reimbursements to employees who purchase individual health insurance coverage.  Prior...

Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.Currently, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they...

Hotel Dishwasher, Forced to Work Sundays, Awarded $21.5 Million

A jury awarded a Florida hotel dishwasher $21.5 million. The jury decided her employer Hilton Worldwide violated her Title VII rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays and then firing her. The dishwasher sued Hilton Worldwide claiming it had violated...

E-Verify AND E-Verify Services Shut down

E-Verify—the federal electronic employment eligibility verification service will not be available during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government that began Dec. 22, 2018.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the program, announced that the...