There has been much media attention to the coronavirus outbreak in China and its spread to other countries. At this point, there are only a few confirmed cases in the U.S., but that can be expected to rise. People are beginning to worry about exposure to the virus, including in the workplace.”
This month, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) issued two decisions addressing whether arbitration agreements unlawfully restricted employees’ ability to file charges with the agency or access the agency’s processes.
The issue of joint employer status is a particularly hot topic at this time and, in an opinion of particular interest to Maryland employers, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has weighed in on this issue in Uninsured Employers’ Fund v. Tyson Farms, Inc., in a manner that generally favors a joint employer finding.
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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