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HTMLProposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015). We wrote about this...

 

HTMLNovember Target For Proposed Exemption Changes
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
As we reported previously, in March President Obama directed the U.S. Labor Department to "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman" exemptions....

 

HTMLDisinformation And The "Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.

 

HTMLThe BLS Minimum-Wage "Report" Means . . . What, Exactly?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report entitled "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013" which claims that approximately 1.8 million hourly-paid workers made less than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's $7.25-per-hour minimum wage last year. It also asserts...

 

HTMLCampus "Unpaid Intern" Opposition Growing
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
We have already reported that a group calling itself the "Fair Pay Campaign" aims to pressure colleges and universities not to facilitate unpaid internships or even post notices about them. This initiative appears to be gaining momentum.

 

HTMLPresident Seeks To Curtail FLSA "White Collar" Exemptions
Edward N. Boehm, John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014
President Obama has instructed the U.S. Labor Department to revise the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's so-called "white collar" exemptions in a "Presidential Memorandum" released on March 13. This effort is intended (as the New York Times put it apparently in light of a White...

 

HTMLSchool-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements. Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time so...

 

HTMLPresident Signs Federal Contractor "Minimum Wage" Order
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
The White House Press Office reports that President Obama has now signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts, as he announced he would do in his recent State of the Union speech. His intentions are clearer than they were, but the document is not a...

 

HTMLSOTU "Minimum Wage" Announcement: What Does It Mean?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour. Until it is possible to study any Executive Order(s) he issues on the matter, the precise...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules On Donning/Doffing Under The FLSA
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014
Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for the possibility of excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of federal Fair Labor Standards Act "hours...

 


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