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This Whiteboard Explainer: What is Overtime, posted by Heidi Shierholz on the DOL’s blog back on July 8, 2015, is not new, but I think it is worthy of posting now because it’s the simplest explanation I’ve seen of the proposed rule changes.  Apparently others agree as the DOL included this video, along with four others, in its December 29,…

  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the minimum wage rates in “Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont,” West Virginia, Colorado and South Dakota will increase effective January 1, 2016.  Workers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Minnesota will also see minimum wage increases later this summer.  According to the Department,…

In Davenport v. Elite Model Management Corp., No. 1:13-cv-01061-AJN (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2014) (Davenport v Elite-1) (Davenport v Elite-2), the court granted preliminary approval to a $450,000 settlement between Elite Model Management (“Elite”) and a group of unpaid interns who claimed the company intentionally misclassified employees as interns to avoid paying them wages and overtime. Dajia Davenport, who worked for…

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