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HTMLEvaluating The Impact of USDOL's Salary Proposal
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015
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 13(a)(1).

 

HTMLDOL Proposes Momentous New Wage-Hour Regs
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015
The anxiously awaited proposed changes in regulations defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions have been published by the U.S. Labor Department for public consideration and comment.

 

HTML"Predictable Scheduling": An Undiscovered FLSA "Right"?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
U.S. Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil reportedly has said that the Division is "looking very actively at" the question of whether workers should be legally entitled to "predictable scheduling". In recounting Mr. Weil's statements in a recent interview, Daily Labor Report...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemption Changes: A Possible "Plan B" For Retailers
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
Expectations are that the U.S. Labor Department's proposed regulations re-defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions will be released in the next few weeks, if not within days. As we have said, these provisions...

 

HTML"Predictable Scheduling": An Undiscovered FLSA "Right"?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2014
U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reportedly has said that the Division is "looking very actively at" the question of whether workers should be legally entitled to "predictable scheduling". In recounting Mr. Weil's statements in a recent interview, Daily Labor...

 

HTMLFLSA Insurance-Adjuster Overtime Exception Buried In Appropriations Bill
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
Section 111 of the recently-enacted "Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2015" directs that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion (link to reproduction below) for certain workers who are employed to adjust or evaluate...

 

HTMLMinimum-Wage Initiatives Further Disfavor Nationwide Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 8, 2014
Earlier this week, several states and localities voted in favor of increasing their minimum-wage rates. Right on cue, many (including U.S. Labor Secretary Perez) seized upon these results as ostensibly supporting an increase in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's rate to $10.10.

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Fighting Poverty"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 30, 2014
We have written previously about President Obama's directive to change the requirements for who falls within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (as well as for outside-sales employees...

 

HTMLSupposed Fluctuating-Workweek "Legal Prerequisites" Come From Where, Exactly?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
"Fluctuating workweek" pay plans are provoking much litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These arrangements call for a non-exempt employee to be paid a salary as straight-time compensation for all hours worked in a workweek, including those over 40. The salary represents...

 

HTMLSegregating Worktime For Purposes Of The "Contractor Minimum Wage"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department's voluminous final regulations "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" under Executive Order 13658 (about which we have written previously) have now been published. The provisions and related commentary occupy nearly 100 pages in the Federal Register.

 


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