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New Law Amends Publication Requirements for Prevailing Wage Determinations

The Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130 et seq., requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers, and mechanics employed on public works projects “no less than the general prevailing hourly rate as paid for work of a similar character… Continue Reading →

U.S. Department of Labor Takes Another Crack at the Overtime Rule

As readers may recall, the Obama administration issued new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime rules that required employers to pay overtime to employees earning less than $913 per week, which amounts to $47,476 annually. This new rule, scheduled to… Continue Reading →

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Rules

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules from taking effect on December 1, 2016. As has been widely discussed,… Continue Reading →

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