1. Compensation for breaks does not offset unpaid overtime, says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Three manufacturing workers sued their employer for requiring unpaid work outside of their regular shifts. The employer argued that the workers were paid for breaks during their shifts, which offsets any overtime pay that they might be entitled to for time spent changing into and out of their work attire. In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision and found that the company could not use compensation that was included in an employee’s regular rate as a credit against unpaid overtime. John O’Connor, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.

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  2. Notice requirements for Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act have taken effect. Section 1557 prohibits providers and insurers from denying health care for discriminatory reasons, including on the basis of gender identity or pregnancy. Beginning last week, covered entities are required to notify the public of their compliance by posting nondiscrimination notices and taglines in multiple languages. Nathaniel Glasser, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.

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  3. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is facing a fight over its new overtime rule. Effective December 1, the new overtime rule will raise the minimum salary threshold required for white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $913 per week, more than doubling the current threshold. But Texas and Nevada are leading 21 states in a lawsuit challenging the DOL’s updated rule, and more than 50 business groups, including the National Retail Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have brought a separate challenge. At the same time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the effective date of the new regulation by six months. These challenges are based on concerns that the new salary threshold would mean a big increase in costs for employers and oversteps the DOL’s authority. Kristopher Reichardt, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.

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  4. Tai Wingfield, Senior Vice President of Communications for the Center for Talent Innovation and co-author of the CTI report, "Black Women: Ready to Lead," is here with some tips on providing career opportunities to black women in the workforce.

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  5. Former employees turned competitors in Pennsylvania are hit with $4.5 million in punitive damages. An insurance brokerage firm sued a group of employees, claiming that they violated their non-solicitation agreements by luring away employees and clients to launch a new office for a competitor. A lower court awarded the firm nearly $2.4 million in compensatory damages and $4.5 million in punitive damages because of the defendants’ outrageous conduct. On appeal, the appellate court agreed and upheld all damages. Anthony Laura, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.

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