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DOL Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Tip Credits
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule amending tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Background The FLSA generally requires covered employers to
DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
As previously announced, on September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long-awaited final overtime rule raising the salary threshold to $684 per week ($35,568 annually), effective January 1,
New FLSA Opinion Letters – Calculating Overtime & Hours Worked & Highly Compensated Paralegals
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One relates to the
New Online Tools from DOL
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced new “plain-language, user-friendly” compliance assistance materials to help employers, workers, and other stakeholders understand their
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
Gig Workers are Independent Contractors
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Along with the rise of the gig economy has been the rise of the debate over whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. After rescinding the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has been very busy lately, proposing yet another new rule. On April 9, the Wage and Hour Division of the
Three New Wage & Hour Opinion Letters Issued
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). FLSA2019-3 addresses the
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