White Collar Exemptions

I have blogged before on the “eagerly” anticipated DOL revisions to the white collar exemption regulations.  This initiative is designed to narrow the white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act and would make possibly millions of additional employees overtime eligible.

The proposed rule is now expected this month, but its expected content is

I had blogged a few weeks ago about the Obama Administration’s initiative to revamp the white collar exemption rules to make more people overtime eligible.  Well, the Administration is not waiting for such revisions to seek to “root out” instances of alleged misclassification.  It has added $25 million dollars in the federal budget for the

We have been waiting and waiting…

The USDOL has been tasked with revising the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) white collar exemptions, but evidently these revisions will not be ready by the (initial) November 2014 deadline. The Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith has stated that she anticipates they will be presented early in 2015.

At the end of the movie “Nashville,” a country singer wails a ballad called “It Don’t Worry Me.” I submit the same could be said for the possible changes to white collar exemption regulations.

In recent days, the wage hour blogs have been buzzing about the proposed changes to the FLSA white collar exemption tests.

When employees work for two ostensibly independent employers, and the aggregate hours worked exceeds forty, overtime must be paid if the employers are “sharing” the employee or both deriving benefits from that employee’s work.  That is the doctrine of “joint employer” status.  Now, in a recent holding, the Third Circuit has set forth a new

There have been literally dozens and dozens of cases involving the exempt status of bankers, loan officers and other similar job classifications.  In a scenario that I find somewhat off beat, a HSBC Bank employee has filed a proposed collective FLSA action.  The category of employee are so-called “relationship bankers,” which is not the traditional