On August 31, 2017, a federal district judge struck down Obama-era United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) revisions to rules interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemptions. The revisions, known as “the Final Rule,” would have affected executive, administrative, and professional overtime exemptions. The Final Rule was scheduled to take effect on December…

DOL Issues Final Rule: Big Changes to Minimum Salary Requirements for White-Collar Workers After the release of the long-awaited Final Rule from the DOL, the good news is that employers have just over six months before the rule goes into effect, providing them a window to assess current wage and hour practices, particularly as they…

DOL Takes Last Step in Finalizing Persuader Rule Revision The Department of Labor (“DOL”) took the final step towards finalizing its revision of the “persuader rule” on December 7, 2015. The revision was first proposed in July 2011, but because of initial push-back, it fell to the wayside for several years. Due to recent efforts…

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