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 $55,068Continue 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
I have handled numerous prevailing wage cases, both Davis Bacon Act and State laws, and have come to understand that it often is a gray issue whether materials delivery and…Continue Reading Materials Delivery And Davis-Bacon Act Prevailing Wage Rates: What Are The Rules?
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?
I read an interesting post by Sara Zorich of Amundsen Davis concerning the year-end wage hour issues that employers must deal with, and I agree with the concepts set forth…Continue Reading Employers Must Beware Of Year-End Wage Hour Issues/Landmines!
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
Over the last ten years or so, there have been a rash of class actions involving workers employed at various call centers. These cases involve the performance of work prior…Continue Reading Will These Call Center Cases Ever End? Another Settlement Says Probably Not!
As you may know, I am a big student of working time cases and often blog about them. One of my favorite categories of such cases are the so-called “dog…Continue Reading Bow-Wow–Security Officers Want Pay For Canine Care: Yet Another “Dog” Of A Case!
Now that the clocks have changed for the ending of Daylight Savings Time (DST) there may be overtime implications for employers, especially for those employees who work graveyard or overnight…Continue Reading Change Of Hours Has FLSA Implications For Overtime
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