If you have ever questioned why there are so many regulations pertaining to certification as a minority, woman and/or veteran owned small business or why the applications are so extensive and complicated, here is your answer.  Per a June 3rd press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri, Topeka,

Overtime_Clock_Lead_Copyright_ImilianAfter months of waiting and speculation, the White House later today will release a new rule that could make more than four million Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule will become effective in December, and will do the following:

  • Immediately double the minimum salary threshold for most white collar exempt classifications to $47,476 per

Earlier this week, the expansion of the federal Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program went into effect.  See link to federal register notice.  The regulatory change, effective May 7, 2013, removes contract award size caps from the WOSB program, as well as the related Economically Disadvantaged Women’s Owned Small Business Program

This post was co-authored by Inna Shelley.

Employers should have counsel review their non-compete agreements in order to ensure that a merger or other restructuring would not affect the successor company’s right to enforce the agreement.  On May 24, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Accordia of Ohio, LLC v. Fischel, a case in which

As was illustrated by a House Judiciary Committee Hearing on April 18, immigration enforcement is nowhere near consensus.  A bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), HR 2885, would make use of E-Verify mandatory for all employers.  Rep. Smith regards the bill as a measure to stop identity theft, especially including theft of children’s identities

On January 20th, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally released its fall 2011 regulatory agenda on its website.  It reveals that OSHA’s top priorities include small business review of an injury and illness prevention program rule, a request for information on revision of OSHA’s permissible chemical exposure limits, and a

The Internal Revenue Service had some activity this past week that employers should keep an eye on.  One was a new “Tax Gap” study, which analyzed the 2006 tax year. It found that overall compliance was statistically unchanged from 2001.  Initial compliance was slightly better, but within the statistical margin for error, while payment