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September 26, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final rule regarding the annual salary threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees to qualify for overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   

The final rule is effective as of January 1, 2020

Under the final rule, employees covered by the FLSA are now subject to the following exemption requirements: 

  • The minimum salary required for an EAP employee to qualify as exempt from overtime would increase from the currently enforced level of $455 to $684 per week ($35,568 annually).  This increase is lower than the $47,476 annual salary proposed by...

September 26, 2019

Large, high profile data breaches involving consumer information have been part of the news cycle for a decade and more.  Everything from the world’s largest companies to government agencies and local businesses have been victims of hacks, employee misconduct, and accidental disclosures.  Legislatures are responding.  The SHIELD Act is New York’s latest response.

In 2005, New York passed the Information Security Breach and Notification Act.  The SHIELD Act amends the 2005 law, modernizing and expanding upon it.  The SHIELD Act takes effect in two parts.  The first part, concerning data breach notification, takes effect October 23, 2019, and the second part, concerning data security,...

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