Proposed New Regulations Would Raise Income Threshold for Wage & Hour Exemptions

Federal wage & hour laws require payment of overtime to all employees who (1) work more than 40 hours a week and (2) are not exempt as a result of the type of job they perform.  Some of the exemptions are discussed here.  The income threshold for the exemptions has been the same for many […]

Federal Legislation Proposed to Ban Noncompetes for Low Wage Workers

A group of senators has proposed a bill that, if passed into law, would bar companies from requiring low wage workers to sign noncompete agreements.  The proposed law would bar such an agreement for workers paid $15 or less per hour.  Because this is proposed as a federal law, if it were to be adopted […]


The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave to care for themselves or an ill spouse or child.  In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage of Act in U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Department of Labor has revised its FMLA regulations to make […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument for December 4, 2014 in a case involving allegations of pregnancy discrimination.  Historically,  claims of pregnancy discrimination have been analyzed the same as all other claims of gender discrimination under Title VII, with pregnant women being entitled to no better or worse treatment than non-pregnant employees.  Where […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Security Screening Wage and Hour Case

On October 8, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on a wage and hour case filed by employees of a warehouse business.  The business provides storage facilities and order-filling staff for companies that include Amazon.  Employees are required to stand in line and undergo a security screening after completing their work shifts and […]

Registration is Open for the 29th Annual Technology Law Institute, to be held October 24

The State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute will be held on October 24, 2014 at the Georgia Bar Center, with simulcast at the Bar’s satellite offices.  Ms. Myer is Chair of the Technology Law Section.