On Tuesday, September 25, 2019, the United States Department of Labor released the final rule raising the minimum salary an employee must make to be exempt from overtime pay. As a result, more salaried employees will be eligible for overtime compensation. The Department has provided new thresholds to account for growth in employee earnings since [..]
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Proposed Changes to Existing Regulations Concerning Joint Employment Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend existing regulations concerning joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Being the first meaningful proposed revision to joint-employer regulation under the FLSA since 1958, the NPRM aims to provide employers a more [..]
On May 7, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise “white collar” overtime exemption regulations. The DOL proposes to increase the minimum salary of exemption from $23,600 per year ($455 per week) to $35,308 per year ($679 per week). The [..]
The Firm will be welcoming Mr. Robert Tucci as an Associate Attorney later this summer. He is a recent graduate from Wake Forest University School of Law. He received the CALI (highest grade) Award in several courses and is a member of the Wake Forest Law Review, serving on the board of editors as an [..]
The Law Offices of Gilda A, Hernandez, PLLC is proud to announce the hiring of two summer associates for the summer of 2019. Jacob Wright is a rising third-year law student at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Wright is a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and [..]
The Firm will also be welcoming Ms. Charlotte Smith as an Associate Attorney later this summer. She is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. Ms. Smith was managing editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law along with having several of her own publications. She [..]
The Law Offices of Gilda A, Hernandez, PLLC is proud to announce the hiring of two summer associates for the summer of 2018. Robert Tucci is a rising third-year law student at Wake Forest University School of Law. He received the CALI (highest grade) Award in several courses and is a member of the Wake [..]
Ms. Hernandez will be a guest speaker at the Wage Theft Conference in Raleigh, NC in November 2017.
Ms. Hernandez will be a guest speaker at the Labor Rights Week event, hosted by the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh, in August 2017.
On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a case in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that “cash-in-lieu of benefits payments” must be included in overtime calculations. By declining to review, the Supreme Court leaves intact the Ninth Circuit ruling. The city of San Gabriel had provided a [..]