Monthly Archives: September 2019
  • The U.S. Department of Labor Announced The Final Overtime Rule

    On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule increasing the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.  The final rule raises the “standard salary level” from $455 per week to $684 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year). Further, the total annual compensation level for highly compensated employees is raised from $100,000 to $107,432 per year.

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  • NLRB Seeks Feedback on Whether Profane and Offensive Language is Protected by Federal Labor Law

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting businesses to weigh in on the issue of whether federal labor law protects employee’s who use profane outburst and offensive statements at work.

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  • Sharon Fast Gustafson Becomes General Counsel Of The EEOC

    On August 8, 2019, Sharon Fast Gustafson was sworn in as the General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Serving a four-year term, Ms. Gustafson becomes the first woman to serve as General Counsel at the EEOC. Ms. Gustafson has practiced law in the labor and employment arena since she earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Gustafson served as counsel for Peggy Young in the pregnancy discrimination case, Young v.

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  • Toledo City Council Passes City Ordinance To Ban Salary History

    As we previously reported, on June 26, 2019, Toledo City Council passed the Pay Equity Act;  Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz signed the law on July 5, 2019. The Pay Equity Act is a local ordinance which generally prohibits employers who employ more than 15 employees and are located within the City of Toledo from inquiring about, relying on, or requiring job applicants to disclose salary history as a condition of employment.

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  • The Supreme Court of the United States Blocks OSHA’S ETS Regarding Vaccines but Enforces CMS MandateRead more


  • Bugbee & Conkle Proudly Welcomes The 2021 Solheim Cup to ToledoRead more

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