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…

On May 2, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed H.B. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act. The Senate has received the bill for consideration. The bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and authorize private employers to provide compensatory time (comp time) off for overtime hours worked by employees. Instead of…

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…

Dep’t of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Postponed Until Late 2016 In July 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed several changes to its regulations defining which white collar employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The goal of the proposed changes was to…

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