Federal Judge Strikes Down FLSA White-Collar Exemption Salary Test


THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 BREAKING: federal judge strikes down FLSA white-collar exemption salary test Ding, dong, the DOL’s salary test for white collar exemptions is dead (sort of). A Texas federal judge has held that the Department of Labor improperly used a salary-level test to determine which white-collar workers are exempt from overtime compensation. In…


Court of Appeals Blocks Uber, Lyft and Other For-Hire Drivers from Unionizing

By Onik’a Gilliam / August 31, 2017 On August 29, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit temporarily blocked implementation of a City of Seattle ordinance that would allow Uber and Lyft and other for-hire drivers to unionize and negotiate contract terms.  The injunction follows a district court judge’s order dismissing one…


Top 3 Considerations when Volunteering your Company’s Drones


From Berman Fink Van Horn During an emergency, such as hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) puts Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) in place that prohibit flights of drones (manned or unmanned aircraft) within the geographic boundaries designated in the TFR.  Only specially authorized flights can take place within the area covered by the TFR, and…


An Attendance Love Story


From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis 14 years ago today, my wife and I married. The ceremony started at 11 am, and by 10:55 I was nervous. Not your normal, “I’m about to get married,” nervous, but the, “What the hell, we start in 5 minutes and my bride-to-be isn’t here yet” nervous. It was…