DOL Issues Timely Wage and Hour Rule and Guidance

***Update, January 27, 2021*** UPDATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER – CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION **** Over the last few weeks, the Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy ticking items off its to-do list. We have seen action on everything from tip pooling to employee notices to travel time. Tip Pooling and Tip Credits In […]

Coming Soon…Clarity on Tip Pools, Tip Credit, and Wages Paid to Tipped Employees

It feels right to share tips with those who support the servers, but is it legal? Currently, you cannot mandate that your tipped staff share their tips with other staff, such as hosts, dishwashers and bussers. But that may change soon for some hospitality employers. Last week, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a […]

Trump Era Proposed Overtime Rule: Hurry Up and Wait

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Trump Era Proposed Overtime Rule: Hurry Up and Wait On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor released a Proposed Overtime Rule that would increase the salary level threshold for positions that are exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA from the current $23,660 per year ($455 per week) to $35,308 ($679 per week). […]

DOL Issues Temporary Rule Regarding Paid Leaves Available Under FFCRA

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division posted a Rule (to be final when published on 4/6/20) issuing regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The regulations provide further clarity as to how the leave provisions of the Expanded Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) will be implemented. Key provisions include:

Sustain Your Culture with a Remote Workforce

Now your entire team is working remotely, potentially with a whole family, including pets, in their home offices! You’ve tested out the technology and applied the wage and hour laws, but how do you continue engaging your team and sustaining your workplace culture?

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Holly Pomraning Joins the Team!

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Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC, is pleased to announce that Holly C. Pomraning, J.D. has joined our team, furthering our mission to maximize each client’s workplace potential with a commitment to kindness, true partnership and exceptional service. Holly has over 13 years of experience in the public sector, private practice, and as in-house counsel […]

US Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Tipped Workers

On October 28, 2021, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule on tipped workers, establishing when tipped employees can be paid less than the federal minimum wage, an issue that has been in a state of flux over the last several years. The Final Rule will take effect on December 28, 2021. […]