Christopher J. Kalbfell

Christopher J. Kalbfell

Associate

Litigation & Trial Practice • Employment Law & Labor Relations • Creditor’s Rights • Landlord/Tenant Law

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Apr. 13, 2021

CROWN Act Legislation Prohibiting Hair-Based Employment Discrimination Expands

New Mexico has just become the latest state to add to the growing momentum of “CROWN Act” legislation across the country, passing laws to prohibit employment discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle, natural hair texture and related characteristics. Title VII & Hair-Related Discrimination Since its passing, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Feb. 2, 2021

Biden Administration Retracts the DOL’s Proposed Tip Pooling Rule

In the early days of President Joe Biden’s presidency, his administration has not wasted any time reviewing and, sometimes, revoking employment-related regulatory rules issued in the final days of the Trump administration. For example, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), at President Biden’s direction, withdrew three previously issued opinion letters on now-frozen rules related […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Jan. 6, 2021

Dipping Your Toe in the Tip Pool: The Department of Labor Issues New FLSA Guidance

[Update: President Biden’s administration withdrew three opinion letters issued by the prior administration.] The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in both private and government sectors. On December 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule addressing amendments made […]