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BREAKING: Trump Administration Announces Termination of DACA Program

The Trump administration announced today, September 5, 2017, that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and placed the responsibility on Congress to find a legislative solution for those affected. The DACA program was created by executive action under the Ob...

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BREAKING: Obama Administration’s New Overtime Rule Struck Down

A Texas federal judge today (August 31, 2017) struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule amending the salary requirements for employees eligible for overtime pay. The rule increased the salary requirement of $23,660 annually (or $455 per week) for those falling under the administrativ...

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KDDK Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that several KDDK attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in recognition of their work in labor and employment law, labor an...

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Construction/Traffic Update

From Monday, July 10, through about Thursday, July 13, the half of Locust Street closest to Fifth Street will be closed to all traffic due to construction activity, potentially blocking the main entrance to the KDDK guest parking lot.  In addition, Fifth Street between Main Street and Locust Street ...

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More Coherent Federal Waters Definition Proposed by EPA

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a repeal of the controversial 2015 federal waters rule covered by the Clean Water Act. As we have previously reported in blogs and seminars, this very controversial prior rule ...

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Client Satisfaction Survey Shines Light on Areas of Strength, Ways to Improve

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in."

~Isaac Asimov

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BREAKING: Secretary of Labor Acosta Withdraws Obama-Era Administrative Interpretations Regarding Independent Contractors and Joint Employment

Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced today the withdrawal of the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) administrative interpretations (AI) on independent contractors and joint employment, which were issued in 2015 and 2016, respectively. These Obama-era ...

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BREAKING: 7th Circuit Ruling Gives Title VII Protection to Sexual Orientation

The Seventh Circuit just became the first federal appellate court in the country to extend Title VII protection to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The decision was issued today in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. In Hively, the plaintiff was a part-time a...

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks FLSA Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge from the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule. This preliminary injunction will be enforced nationwide. The new overtime rule was set become effective on December 1, 2016, and it...

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