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Without a legitimate business reason coupled with sufficient documentation to support a termination, employees’ claims that they were terminated for unlawful reasons can be difficult, time consuming and costly to dispute. While there is no way to eliminate legal exposure to employees’ claims, there are ways for employers to significantly reduce their exposure when terminating employees. This article covers five ways you can reduce your exposure to claims for unlawful termination.
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019, increasing the minimum salary threshold level for white-collar exemptions to $684 per week (which equals an annual salary of $35,568). This new amount will be effective beginning January 1, 2020; the threshold currently sits at $455 per week ($23,660 annually). Wage and hour enthusiasts will be quick to recognize that this is not the DOL’s first go-around with raising the threshold, which was put on hold due to a Federal District Court injunction back in 2016.
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