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Department of Labor Expands Wage and Hour Laws to Home Care Workers

Do you employ home health aides, personal care aides, or certified nursing assistants? Do you pay them less than the minimum wage, or less than time-and-a-half for any hours worked in excess of 40 in a week? If so, then you will need to make a big change to your pay practices beginning January 1, 2015...

They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Regs

At long last, today is the day. President Obama will announce the new proposed overtime regulations. You can read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here . This will take me some time to read through. After reading the executive summary, the main thrust is raising the minimum salary requirement for...

New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Workers

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 Department estimates that, in the first year, 4.6...

Classifying Employees as Exempt from Overtime May Become a Lot More Costly

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 under federal law, employees currently must be...

DOL’s New Overtime Rules – How Will The Proposed Regulations Impact Your Business?

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 to President Obama’s March 13, 2014...

60-Day Public Comment Period Commences On Proposed FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule Changes

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 (“NPRM”) that will more than double the...

Evaluating the Impact of USDOL's Salary Proposal

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 the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section...

By Hiking Salary Level For FLSA Exemptions Instead of Revising Complex “Duties Tests,” DOL Takes the Simplest Route to Regulatory Simplification

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 revisions to the confusing “duties tests.”...

Comments to Proposed DOL FLSA 13(a)(1) Exemptions Already Being Filed

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 the magnitude of the salary increase USDOL has...