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Colo. expands eligibility for overtime pay

As of 2021, salaried employees earning less than $45,500 will be entitled to time and a half for hours exceeding 12 per day or 40 per week.

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DOL sets strict definition of 'joint employer'

Its new rule spells out when a restaurant franchisor is liable for the compensation and scheduling practices of its franchisees, eliminating much of the uncertainty that fostered legal actions.

But other industries will lose that break for employers under proposals that were put forth this week.

The decision from the NLRB reverses its policy that employees had the right to use their employers’ email to communicate with co-workers about nonwork matters, including unionization.

The law would also eliminate the use of foam-type drink cups as of 2022.

Several West Coast regions will push their minimum past $16 an hour.

Their attorneys general say DOL’s proposed new guideline would be illegal and an intended solution to problems that aren’t evident.

Burgers & Beer will also have to hire and retain more men as part of the EEOC settlement.

Salaried employees earning less than $83,356 annually would eventually be entitled to time-and-a-half pay.

Here are some guaranteed shockers that might have slipped past.

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