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Timekeeping for Exempt Employees
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by John E. Thompson Should an employer keep records of the time worked by employees who qualify for a federal Fair Labor Standards Act minimum-wage and/or overtime exemption? At the risk of giving the proverbial "lawyer's answer", it... Read More

New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Workers
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Ashley Kasarjian

For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Labor proposed updates today to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) white collar overtime regulations. These changes will impact businesses throughout the United States . The... Read More

Comments to Proposed DOL FLSA 13(a)(1) Exemptions Already Being Filed
Posted on 11 Aug 2015 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by John E. Thompson Nearly 1,600 comments have already been posted in response to the U.S. Labor Department's proposals regarding the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) exemptions. Not surprisingly, there is great concern about... Read More

Let’s Start Treating Salaried Workers Like Salaried Workers
Posted on 4 May 2015 by Jon Hyman

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a salaried exempt employee. The classification is significant, because it enables an employer not to pay the employee overtime for an hours worked over 40 in week. To qualify under most of... 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

By Hiking Salary Level For FLSA Exemptions Instead of Revising Complex “Duties Tests,” DOL Takes the Simplest Route to Regulatory Simplification
Posted on 2 Aug 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Rodney L. Bean When President Obama directed the Department of Labor last year to make its Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations simpler for businesses and workers to understand, many observers expected the agency to propose comprehensive... Read More