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Laurie Howell

DOL Test for Unpaid Interns

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The Department of Labor (DOL) recently adopted a new test for unpaid interns. Employers should use this test—called the primary beneficiary test—when determining if a worker can be properly classified as an unpaid intern or if they need to be classified as an employee and paid minimum wage and overtime….

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Fair Chance Hiring & Ban the Box – What does this Austin Ordinance Require of an Employer?

By | News | No Comments We routinely get asked questions around Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance and Ban the Box Guidelines.  Simply stated, this Austin Ordinance, enacted in March of 2016, prevents private employers who have 15+ employees from asking questions of an applicant about their prior criminal history during the application process.  This…

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