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Robert Boonin Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

January 28, 2015

Robert A. Boonin, member in Dykema’s Labor & Employment practice resident in the firm's Detroit and Ann Arbor offices, was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report article, “WHD Prepares to Issue White-Collar Rule, Deal With Scuttling of Home Care Rule.”

In the article, Boonin points out that employers are concerned about the anticipated Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) new white collar overtime rules. He also points out that if the WHD dramatically increases the salary threshold that exempts workers from overtime as predicted, that many workers in many industries will become non-exempt, and thereby change how many industries operate.

Boonin further goes on the predict that the courts are going to continue to push back the DOL as it attempts to expand the breadth of the FLSA, in cases such as those in which the Department of Labor goes against franchisers as well as franchisees.

To read the entire article, click here.