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Hannah Strawser is an associate in the Houston office and a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation section, focusing primarily on labor and employment matters.
Hannah attended the University of Houston Law Center where she was ...
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule that, if adopted, will raise the salary requirements for certain exempt employees. The DOL estimates its new rule could extend overtime protections to more than three million workers.
Most employers already know the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires covered employers to pay most employees an overtime premium for all hours worked over forty in a workweek. This general rule, however, does not apply to employees in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity, as long as the employee earns a ...
On August 18, 2023, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a much-awaited decision that broadens the scope of potential liability for employers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. For about thirty years, the Fifth Circuit has applied a more restrictive standard for disparate-treatment liability under Title VII’s anti-discrimination provision—requiring an employee to prove alleged discrimination in connection with an “ultimate employment decision,” such as hiring, granting leave, discharging, promoting, or compensating. No more. The en banc Fifth ...
On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) changed the standard for deciding whether an employer’s workplace policy is lawful. In the recent Stericycle decision, the NLRB issued a split ruling reversing a Trump-era standard that made it easier for employers to defend workplace policies against claims that the policies deter employees from exercising their rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Among other rights, Section 7 of the NLRA guarantees most non-managerial employees the right to engage in “concerted ...