USDOL_Seal_circa_blue_2015On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued two interim final rules to adjust penalties for inflation (one relating to H-2B workers and the other regarding all others). The DOL will accept comments on these rules for 45 days before it finalizes the rules.

Important to my wage and hour followers, the Wage

US-CourtOfAppeals-8thCircuit-SealI recognize this is a Minnesota wage and hour blog, but I would be remiss to not blog about the decision stemming from Minnesota today – Ventura v. Kyle. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion today, throwing out former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura’s, $1.3 million unjust-enrichment judgment; vacating his $500,000 defamation

As promised in my post yesterday, the DOL has made its Overtime Final Rule public:

PART 541–DEFINING AND DELIMITING THE EXEMPTIONS FOR EXECUTIVE, ADMINISTRATIVE, PROFESSIONAL, COMPUTER AND OUTSIDE SALES EMPLOYEES

You can access its 508 pages by clicking here, or here is the link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-11754.pdf

To get to the actual new rules/amendments – go

Thank youOkay, I admit that I only recently poked fun in one of my posts at the idea that every day is some sort of “__ Day”.  However, today is Administrative Professional’s Day and I can’t let it go by without sending a shout-out and thank you to those who support us crazy, neurotic, Type-A attorneys.