LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW INSIGHTS
New Fifth Circuit Decision Upholds Independent Contractor Status for Directional Driller Consultants Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
The boom for domestic energy producers, particularly in the Permian Basin, has been accompanied by the companion challenge of how to compensate transient oilfield professionals such as directional drillers.
Fifth Circuit Reminds Practitioners of the Importance of Compliance With Appellate Notice Strictures When Appealing a Rule 54(B) Partial Judgment in a Case Involving Multiple Claims
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has provides a template for how practitioners can handle what they consider to be an improper Rule 54(b) designation of a partial final judgment at the district court.
Proposed Update to Exempt Employee Compensation Thresholds
The long-awaited revision to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations relating to salary and compensation thresholds were announced March 7, 2019, in the DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
A Deeper Look at Tax Reform’s Evolving New Game Plan for Tax-Exempt Organizations
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act surprised tax-exempt organizations when it imposed a 21% excise tax on compensation in excess of $1 million and on certain ‘‘parachute payments.’’