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Say Anything: The Big Four Defense Of Overtime Exemptions

Although the state and federal wage and hour laws governing eligibility for overtime pay are complicated, the public policy issues they present for audit firms are not. The largest public accounting firms want entry-level accounting graduates to feel like professionals, by virtue of their university...

California Supreme Court Narrows Commissioned Salesperson Exemption

Last week the California Supreme Court continued its trend of issuing employee-friendly decisions, this time in a case involving the commissioned salesperson exemption. In Peabody v. Time Warner Cable , the plaintiff was a commissioned salesperson who sold advertising spots for Time Warner Cable [ an...

Companionship Exemption Changes in Effect

by Ted Boehm The latest twist in the ongoing saga involving the U.S. Department of Labor's changes in its regulatory provisions affecting the Fair Labor Standard Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and the FLSA's Section 13(b)(21) overtime exemption for "live...