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…

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…

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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