Author Archives: Joseph Younker

Families First Coronavirus Response Act


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, contains two significant provisions regarding leave associated with COVID-19. First, the Act provides employees with up to 80 hours of paid sick leave. Second, the Act expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to include up to 12 Continue reading

Millions More Americans to Qualify for Overtime Pay


After much anticipation, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final overtime rule on May 18, 2016.  The DOL’s website provides a link to the rule itself, frequently asked questions including a side-by-side comparison of the old and new rules, fact sheets, and other summary guides. The effective date of the final rule Continue reading