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The attorneys at Morningstar Law Group are leaders who are frequently asked to share their legal insights and expertise. Here is a sampling of the wisdom our attorneys are sharing at industry conferences, in published articles, and at continuing legal education events.

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Employment Law Alert: New Rules for Worker Classifications

July 3, 2024

2024 has brought significant changes to the standards for classifying workers as exempt employees or independent contractors, avoiding minimum wage and overtime requirements. Higher FLSA Salary Level Thresholds for Exempt Employee Status – Effective July 1st As of July 1, 2024, substantially more employees became eligible for minimum wage and overtime requirements as a result […]

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Employment Law Alert: DOL Updates / Revises Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations

May 13, 2024

The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated and revised Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations concerning exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees, resulting the expansion of overtime pay eligibility to more employees.  Final Rule – 29 CFR 541 What’s New?  To be considered non-exempt […]

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Employment Law Alert: USDOL Proposed Rule Adds to Employers' Q4 To-Do Lists

September 5, 2023

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its proposed rule raising the salary threshold required for employees to qualify as overtime-exempt, from $684 per week ($35,568 per year) to $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year. Read the US DOL News Release HERE. Upon publication in the Federal Register, the notice of proposed rulemaking […]

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A Spotlight on Black History - Week 4

February 27, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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A Spotlight on Black History - Week 3

February 20, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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A Spotlight on Black History - Week 2

February 13, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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A Spotlight on Black History

February 6, 2023

Our Firm’s social committee, led by our amazing associates, is celebrating Black History Month by shining the spotlight on a different Black lawyer, judge, or other trailblazer in North Carolina who impacted the legal profession. “Throughout history, Black people have faced great adversity in the pursuit of joining the legal profession and achieving equality in […]

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Employment Law Alert: ARPA Requires Employers to Pay 100% of COBRA for Certain Employees

April 2, 2021

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), signed into law on March 11, 2021, beginning April 1, 2021 employers will be required to pay 100% of the COBRA continuation premium for group health plan coverage for certain employees and their qualified beneficiaries for up to six (6) months.  Who Qualifies for The COBRA […]

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