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DOL Issues FMLA & FLSA Opinion Letters

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • May 17, 2019

Summary: On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new opinion letters. An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the division on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the individual person or entity that requested the letter.
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Topics: FMLA, FLSA, Department of Labor DOL

FLSA Hours Worked Part 3

  • By Steve Meilleur
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  • Oct 17, 2018

Summary: Some employers require their employees to work on an on-call basis often as a response to the business needs of specific industries. According to the FLSA regulations at 29 C.F.R. §785.17, "An employee who is required to remain on call on the employer's premises or so close thereto that he cannot use the time effectively for his own purposes is working while ‛on-call.'"
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Topics: Wage and Hour Law, FLSA