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Overtime Changes Are Coming: Tips on How to Prepare

Unless you have been vacationing on an Internet and news free island, you know that the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed an overtime regulation overhaul that would increase the salary level an employee must meet to be considered exempt…

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DOL’s Overtime Proposal Would Double Salary Threshold

The long-awaited proposed rules to update the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemptions, issued June 30 by the U.S. Department of Labor, would extend overtime protections to an additional 5 million workers in 2016. The proposed changes would extend overtime…

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Will a Smartphone Call Count as Overtime? DOL Is Exploring the FLSA Issues

Smartphone use has complicated employer calculations of working time and overtime for years, and it now appears to have caught the interest of the U.S. Department of Labor, which recently announced plans to collect information on how the use of…

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Supreme Court Won’t Address FLSA Pleading Standard

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to resolve a purported split among the federal appellate courts about the content required for a successful Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the issue most recently,…

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DOL: New Overtime Rules Expected This Spring

The U.S. Department of Labor will likely propose changes to its overtime regulations this spring, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez told lawmakers March 18. President Obama last March instructed DOL to simplify its rules and raise its salary threshold…

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Recent FLSA Enforcement Actions: Overtime

A staffing agency recently agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it failed to pay its workers overtime. The employer argued that the engineers were exempt from overtime requirements because they were skilled and highly compensated…

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LinkedIn to Pay Almost $6M for Overtime Violations

LinkedIn Corp. will pay almost $6 million to 359 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed that the company had committed overtime and recordkeeping violations. According to DOL, LinkedIn failed to record and pay employees for all hours…

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Administration Proposes Overtime Expansion, Solicits Employer Buy-in

President Obama announced a proposed rule to “modernize” and expand overtime protections for workers on March 13. The administration signaled that it would like to expand overtime protections through a U.S. Department of Labor rule change that would raise the…

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As End of DST Shifts Clocks Back, Avoid Wage and Hour Violations

The arrival of cooler weather heralds the end of daylight saving time and a potential Fair Labor Standards Act challenge for employers with employees who work a graveyard shift. This year, daylight saving time ends on Nov. 3, and most…

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Fair Labor Standards Act Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Fair Labor Standards Act turns 75 today, June 25. When the law was enacted as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies it established the minimum wage, overtime and other labor standards that still govern today’s workplaces. Those standards…

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