The Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that, where provisions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Maryland’s Wage-Hour Law are substantially similar, the federal regulations interpreting that FLSA provision are “persuasive authority as to the correct interpretation of Maryland law.”
The Board announced the reinstatement of its longstanding arbitral deferral standard, which it uses to decide when to defer to an arbitrator’s grievance decision as to whether an employee’s discipline or discharge violates the National Labor Relations Act.
In Valley Hospital Medical Center, the National Labor Relations Board returned to the longstanding precedent that dues-checkoff provisions are enforceable only for the duration of the applicable collective-bargaining agreement(CBA) reached by the parties.
As of January 1, 2020, employers need to ensure that employees classified as “exempt” from overtime requirements are being paid the required salary. Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule, the minimum salary for executive, professional, and administrative employees has increased.
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