Summary: On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded the authority delegated to it by Congress when they increased the minimum salary for the Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions under the FLSA to $913 per week.
Summary: More than four out of every 10 employers plan to hire seasonal workers for the summer, and if you are one of them, you need to be sure you consider some of the potential compliance challenges that can arise when hiring summer help. Here are several key areas you need to understand to make the smartest hiring decisions for your seasonal business.
Summary: As we all know, a private employer must pay a non-exempt overtime for hours worked over 40 hours in a work week, and offering comp time in lieu of overtime is not allowed under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Well, that may change with a new provision being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017.”
Summary: On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed a notice with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit announcing its intent to challenge a Texas district court’s issuance of a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of revised overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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