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The Top Three Reasons Clients Call Me

In contemplating the trends I observed as a management-side employment lawyer over the last twelve months, I can identify the top three reasons clients call me:
The Top Three Reasons Clients Call Me: In contemplating the trends I observed as a management-side employment lawyer over the last twelve months, I can identify the top three r… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2018/06/top-three-reasons-clients-call-me/

Employment Not to Compete Contract

4.2 years. That’s the median number of years that employees stay with an employer as of January 2016 according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s down from 4.6 years in January 2014 and January 2012. The median…
4.2 years. That’s the median number of years that employees stay with an employer as of January 2016 according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistic… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2017/01/employment-not-compete-contract/

FEDERAL COURT BLOCKS NEW OVERTIME RULE

As we informed readers in a previous post on the Lynch Dallas, P.C. blog, “on May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final rules relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that updated the minimum salary amount that is required for an…
As we informed readers in a previous post on the Lynch Dallas, P.C. blog, “on May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final rules relating to the Fair Labor Standards… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/12/federal-court-blocks-new-overtime-rule/

Assisting Transgender Employees in the Workplace

According to recent federal and state data, about 1.4 million adults living in the United States identify as transgender. This is double the amount estimated five years ago by The Williams Institute survey. In Iowa the percentage was lower than most s…
According to recent federal and state data, about 1.4 million adults living in the United States identify as transgender. This is double the amount estimated five years ago by The… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/10/assisting-transgender-employees-workplace/

Hiring and Employment of Qualified Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that more than 500,000 veterans have been hired through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program. As part of the announcement, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez discussed efforts to create employm…
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that more than 500,000 veterans have been hired through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program. As part of the… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/07/hiring-and-employment-qualified-veterans/

FLSA Exempt Employee Salary Changes

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final rules relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that updated the minimum salary amount that is required for an employee to be considered “exempt” under the FLSA. Under the final rules,…
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final rules relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that updated the minimum salary amount that is required for a… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/06/flsa-exempt-employee-salary-changes/

Employer-provided Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a memorandum entitled “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act”. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), any employer with 15 or more employees must prov…
On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a memorandum entitled “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act”. Under the Americans wit… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/06/employer-provided-leave-reasonable-accommodation/

New Overtime Rules Coming Soon?

Almost two years ago, the President signed a “Presidential Memorandum” which directed the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) to update the regulations regarding the so called “white collar” salary exemption from overtime. The DOL reports on its…
Almost two years ago, the President signed a “Presidential Memorandum” which directed the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) to update the regulations regarding the so call… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/04/new-overtime-rules-coming-soon/

Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements UPDATE

On December 28, 2015, the IRS delayed the dates by which employers must submit 1095-C forms to their employees and to the IRS. Employers must now provide Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to employees by March 31, 2016 (was previously February 1, 2016). Additiona…
On December 28, 2015, the IRS delayed the dates by which employers must submit 1095-C forms to their employees and to the IRS.  Employers must now provide Forms 1095-B and 1095-C … http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/02/affordable-care-act-reporting-requirements-update/

Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

When is reporting required? Starting in 2016, any employer identified as an “applicable large employer” under the Affordable Care Act (defined as an employer with fifty or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) will be required to submit forms…
When is reporting required? Starting in 2016, any employer identified as an “applicable large employer” under the Affordable Care Act (defined as an employer with fifty or more fu… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/12/affordable-care-act-reporting-requirements/

Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax

What is the Cadillac Tax? The Affordable Care Act contains a provision that has become known as the “Cadillac Tax” and establishes a tax on health insurance plans with higher premiums. This provision was put in place to help control the increasing costs…
What is the Cadillac Tax? The Affordable Care Act contains a provision that has become known as the “Cadillac Tax” and establishes a tax on health insurance plans with higher prem… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/12/affordable-care-act-cadillac-tax/

Holiday Party Pitfalls

As the year winds down, one thing most employees can count on is that their employer-sponsored holiday party will be coming up. Many employers believe such parties are an excellent tool to increase morale and provide a much-needed break in the workday to…
As the year winds down, one thing most employees can count on is that their employer-sponsored holiday party will be coming up. Many employers believe such parties are an excellen… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/12/holiday-party-pitfalls/

TOP MISTAKES EMPLOYERS MAKE WHEN EMPLOYEES COMPLAIN

There have been two huge jury verdicts against employers in Iowa over the last year. One was for $12 million dollars in Des Moines back in August and the other was for $1.4 million in Chickasaw County. In the Des Moines case, the female plaintiffs alleg…
There have been two huge jury verdicts against employers in Iowa over the last year. One was for $12 million dollars in Des Moines back in August and the other was for $1.4 millio… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/10/top-mistakes-employers-make-when-employees-complain/

Bereavement Leave 101

Did you see the article entitled “Lack of regulation leads to varying bereavement leave policies” in the June 20, 2015 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette? I was quoted in the article. Gazette reporter Maddy Arnold wrote about the fact that identical bi…
Did you see the article entitled “Lack of regulation leads to varying bereavement leave policies” in the June 20, 2015 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette? I was quoted in the art… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/07/bills-amend-family-and-medical-leave-act-include-parental-bereavement-act-2015/

Promotions, reductions in force and age discrimination

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (or ADEA), protects employees 40 and over from discrimination with respect to any term and condition of employment, including hiring, promotions, and reductions in force. In essence, it prohibits all human…
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (or ADEA), protects employees 40 and over from discrimination with respect to any term and condition of employment, including hiri… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/05/promotions-reductions-force-and-age-discrimination/

Are volunteers entitled to overtime?

Volunteers play positive and important roles in our community. But, some volunteers can also occasionally pose a legal risk. In 2014, a school district found this out the hard way when its volunteer golf coach of fifteen years sued it for overtime compe…
Volunteers play positive and important roles in our community. But, some volunteers can also occasionally pose a legal risk. In 2014, a school district found this out the hard way… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/02/are-volunteers-entitled-overtime/

Update: Personal E-Mails on Work E-Mail Accounts

The Purple Communications Inc. and Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, was released by the NLRB on December 11 2014. As expected, the Board ruled that employees with access to an employer’s e-mail system may use the employer’s e-mail system to di…
The Purple Communications Inc. and Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, was released by the NLRB on December 11 2014.  As expected, the Board ruled that employees with acce… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/01/update-personal-e-mails-work-e-mail-accounts/

Personal e-mails on work e-mail accounts

In recent years, National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been addressing electronic communication and the effect it may have on an employee’s right to improve his or her working conditions, including the right to organize a union. For example, NLRB…
In recent years, National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been addressing electronic communication and the effect it may have on an employee’s right to improve his or her worki… http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2014/08/personal-e-mails-work-e-mail-accounts/