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Selection to Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel is delighted to announce that Whitney White from the Dallas office has been named as a 2019 Texas Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers. After a rigorous nomination and review process, no more than 2.5% of all lawyers in the State of Texas are named as Rising Stars.


Second Circuit Confirms Debt Collectors Need Not Provide Detailed Disclosures About Interest And Fees Under The FDCPA

Over the last week, the Second Circuit issued two opinions (Kolbasyuk v. Capital Management Services, LP, No. 18-1260, and Corwise v. FMS Investment Corp., No. 18-1292) that clarify a debt collector's obligations under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") when a debt is accruing interest or fees.


Major EEO-1 Reporting Changes Coming? Federal Judge Rules Employers May Be Forced To Reveal Pay Information

On March 4, a Washington, D.C., federal judge ordered the EEOC to reinstate the EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by the Trump administration. The controversial provisions require covered employers to report pay information by race, ethnicity, and sex.  Importantly, the federal judge's mandate's effective date was not made clear by the March 4 Order. 


The DOL's New Overtime Proposal Is Finally Here

On Thursday, March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor released its new overtime proposal updating the salary thresholds for workers entitled to overtime compensation.  According to the proposal, the new salary level will increase to $679 per week (about $35,308 annually).  This is a significant increase from the current salary level of $455 (about $23,660 annually).


Is New Jersey the New California? New NJ Laws Provide $15 Minimum Wage, Expand Family Leave, and More

As we previously blogged about here, New Jersey is moving forward with several employee-friendly laws.



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