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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.


Increased Salary Thresholds for Exempt Status Expected April 2024

February 20, 2024

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that executive, administrative and professional positions meet a salary threshold (in addition to duties tests), to be considered exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA.  Highly compensated employees are exempt if they meet a salary threshold, regardless of their duties. In 2023, the United […]


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 […]


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 […]


Employment Law Alert: FTC Issues Long Awaited Final Rule on Non-Competition Covenants

April 26, 2024

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission issued its long-awaited final rule on non-competition covenants. Federal Trade Commission, 16 CFR Part 910 No New Non-competes: In short, the final rule is a comprehensive ban on new non-competes with all workers at all levels (including employees, independent contractors, interns, volunteers, etc.), effective 120 days after publication […]


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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