Federal Wage & Hour Laws and Policy

The new salary threshold for exempt employees is coming soon.  The current minimum level is $35,568 per year ($684 per week) and the proposal is to increase it to $55,068

Continue Reading How To Prepare For The New Salary Threshold For The White Collar Exemptions: Be Proactive!

I am always interested in cases that analyze what payments should and should not be included in the regular rate.  These issues are important to employers because their overtime liability/exposure

Continue Reading What Is Included In The Regular Rate For Overtime Calculation? The Ninth Circuit Weighs In

The use of Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) is a major tool in the US Department of Labor (USDOL) arsenal to bring employers into compliance, or to punish them, depending on

Continue Reading USDOL Changes Assessment Procedures For Civil Money Penalties: More Revenue Generation For The Government Or Punishment Of Employers? Or Both?

The FLSA regulations on training time are very specific and, often, hard for an employer to comply with.  There are four conditions precedent for such time to be non-compensable and

Continue Reading FLSA Class Action Settlement Illustrates Strictness Of Regulations On Training Time

The office of Wage-Hour Administrator, a vital office in the functioning and direction of the USDOL, has now at long last, been filled.  On October 25, 2023, Jessica Looman was

Continue Reading A New USDOL Wage and Hour Division Administrator Will Continue The Pro-Employee Agenda of The Biden Administration