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By Hiking Salary Level For FLSA Exemptions Instead of Revising Complex “Duties Tests,” DOL Takes the Simplest Route to Regulatory Simplification

by Rodney L. Bean When President Obama directed the Department of Labor last year to make its Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations simpler for businesses and workers to understand, many observers expected the agency to propose comprehensive...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Positive Decision on Segregability in FOIA Cases from D.D.C.

Rachel C. Zoghlin writes: "On July 30, 2015, after over two years of litigation, Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a highly-anticipated decision in the companion FOIA cases Mezerhane Gosen v. USCIS...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Unpub. BIA Termination (Interlocutory Appeal!) Victory - Matter of Hernandez

"We will entertain this appeal and vacate the Immigration Judge's order insofar as that order denied the parties' joint motion to terminate the proceedings. The Immigration Judge correctly stated that he is required to adjudicate a motion...

Lorene Schaefer
5 Privilege Lessons for Employers from Deflategate

As I wrote about earlier this week, among the challenges Tom Brady is making in the appeal of his 4-game suspension is a challenge to the NFL’s assertion that the investigation file and the communications between the NFL and the attorney who conducted...

Francis G.X. Pileggi
Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context

The Delaware Court of Chancery opinion in Andrikopoulos v. Silicon Valley Innovation Company, LLC, C.A. No. 9899-VCP (Del. Ch. July 30, 2015), addressed the priority of an advancement claim in the context of a receivership under Delaware law [subscribers...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Habeas Petition Filed for Refugee Mom, Child Held by ICE in Dilley, Texas: Gutierrez-Cruz v. Lucero

"For more than six months, immigration authorities have imprisoned Petitioner Lolian Celina Gutierrez Cruz ("Ms. Gutierrez") and her six year-old daughter, Maria, in unlicensed, for-profit family detention facilities in South Texas. The...