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Posted in: November, 2019

Whisky Lawsuit On the Rocks

  A distillery in Virginia is “toasting” the end of a “heavy-handed” lawsuit filed this summer by the Scotch Whisky Association. ; see also  The lawsuit, brought in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against an independent distillery in Lovingston, Virginia, called the Virginia Distillery Company LLC., alleged […]

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New DOL Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cutoff to $35,568

Employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued in September 2019 by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a salary greater than $35,568.00 and meet certain […]

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Queries and Quandaries: The Clearinghouse and Driver Consent

In a legal climate where the case is never about the facts and always about compliance, a good understanding of the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and how to use it is crucial.  Unfortunately, the new regulation is as easy to follow as GPS without a cellular signal.   From Part I of […]

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A Note on Unions: Elon Musk and a Lesson in Unionbusting, Twitter, and When to Shut Up

Elon Musk is a media magnet.  Ignore that he is involved with a company creating neural computer interfaces, dates pop stars and actresses, sells flamethrowers, and is trying to solve city congestion by drilling tunnels.  He ran Tesla until the SEC forced him to step down as chair, but is still listed by the company as its “co-founder and CEO.”  Tesla alone has […]

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