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…

Employers have been gearing up for the Department of Labor’s Final Rule regarding overtime and the minimum salary cap for white-collar workers. The Final Rule was supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have raised the annual minimum federal wage from $23,660 to $47,476. However, on November 22, 2016, Judge Amos…

The FLSA and Inclement Weather Closures for Private Businesses The Northeastern part of the United States recently experienced a blizzard, which led to many businesses closing doors and telling employees to stay home. However, for some other businesses, which chose to stay open, employees called in saying they could not make it to work. While…

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