As we discussed in the November 2011 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, the New Jersey Department of Labor inadvertently omitted New Jersey’s long-standing inside sales overtime exemption when it adopted the FLSA’s overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees. On February 21, 2012, the exemption (covering any employee whose primary duty consists of sales activity and who receives at least 50% of his or her total compensation from commissions and a total compensation of not less than $400 per week) was formally restored.
On November 21, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution (HR) 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, in a 251-158 vote.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Employees Who Violate Attendance Policies May Not Be Entitled to Unemployment Benefits
Wisconsin employers that have found themselves frustrated by the fact that they can end an employment relationship for legitimate, business-related reasons yet the employee can still collect unemployment benefits were granted some relief by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in one of its final decisions of the 2017–2018 term.
If the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate fail to pass a bill financing the federal government, it will likely result in a partial government shutdown on October 1, 2013. The effect of a shutdown will vary among government agencies. Although large parts of the federal government could close, many government functions would continue. The