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60-Day Public Comment Period Commences On Proposed FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule Changes
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Sheppard Mullin

by Marlene Nicolas , Rachel Tischler and Danielle Thompson* On Monday, July 6, 2015, in response to a March 2014 executive order signed by President Obama, the Department of Labor (“Department”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking... Read More

DOL’s New Overtime Rules – How Will The Proposed Regulations Impact Your Business?
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

by Michael B. Steele The speculation is over -- on June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding overtime exemptions, after several missed release dates. The NPRM is in response... Read More

FLSA Exemption Changes: Some Compensation Alternatives For Salaried Employees
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by John E. Thompson No one knows when the U.S. Labor Department will eventually implement revised definitions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) exemptions (we have covered these developments earlier). But whenever this... Read More

Must Employers Pay Salaried Workers for Time Not Worked Under the FLSA?
Posted on 11 Oct 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Keisha N. Jackson Riddle me (you) this: A salaried employee has worked for your company for just two weeks. He gets sick and misses one full day of work. He has accrued a small number of hours in his leave bank but not enough to cover the whole... Read More

Classifying Employees as Exempt from Overtime May Become a Lot More Costly
Posted on 6 Jul 2015 by Robin Largent

This week, the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to the white-collar overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). If enacted, these changes will significantly impact employers. To qualify as exempt from overtime... Read More

Evaluating the Impact of USDOL's Salary Proposal
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by John E. Thompson The U.S. Labor Department has of course proposed a substantial increase in the minimum salary amount required to meet the basic compensation criterion for an executive, administrative, professional, or a derivative exemption under... Read More