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
My colleagues, Colin Dougherty and Lindsey Cook, wrote about the coming of a new USDOL independent contractor rule that would likely further hamper an employer’s ability to use individuals (e.g.Continue Reading USDOL Issues Final Independent Contractor Rule: The Box Closes In (A Little More)
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 New Jersey Department of Labor and the Attorney General have really declared war against the supposed scourge of misclassification of workers as independent contractors. The agency is making this…Continue Reading NJ Attorney General Reveals New Weapon In State’s Fight Against Misclassification
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!