Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Holds that Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Danielle Barbour Wilson Danielle Wilson, Labor Law, Title VII - Civil Rights Act

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court in the country to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Title VII is the federal statute which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, …

December 1st Deadline to Comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Rule Stalled by Texas Judge

Danielle Barbour Wilson Danielle Wilson, Labor and Employment, Labor Law

A federal judge in Texas has entered a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the final rule regarding overtime published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on May 23, 2016 (“the Final Rule”). The Final Rule raised the minimum salary for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476. While employers were originally required to comply with the new salary threshold (or begin …