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All Items: FLSA

  • Missouri Overrides St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike, Bucking Trend

    July 14, 2017

    At a time when many cities and states are increasing their minimum wage, Missouri will override the $10 St. Louis minimum wage and lower it back to $7.70 to make it consistent with the state's figure.

  • Department of Labor Plans to Revive Opinion Letters

    July 5, 2017

    The Department of Labor will return to issuing opinion letters in response to employers' questions, a move that North Carolina employment attorney Robin Shea calls "very good news for employers."

  • DOL Intends to 'Revisit' $47,476 Minimum Salary for Overtime-Exempt Employees

    June 30, 2017

    The Trump administration defended its right to establish a minimum salary level for overtime-exempt employees in a legal brief filed June 30.

  • DOL Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

    June 14, 2017

    The US Department of Labor's recent withdrawal of two administrator interpretations issued during the Obama administration may signal a more employer-friendly enforcement posture under the Trump administration.

  • Private-Sector Comp Time Bill Passes House

    May 3, 2017

    The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow private-sector employers to offer compensatory time off instead of cash for overtime hours.

  • Disney to Pay Millions After Deducting Employees' Wages for Costumes

    March 21, 2017

    The Walt Disney Company has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 employees after the US Department of Labor (DOL) found it had violated the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Trump Nominates Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor

    February 17, 2017

    President Trump moved quickly to fill the Secretary of Labor role, nominating Alexander (Alex) Acosta less than 24 hours after his first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew when it appeared he did not have the votes to be confirmed by the Senate. Acosta would be the first Latino member of Trump's cabinet if confirmed.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    February 10, 2017

    The US Supreme Court will wait to hear a trio of mandatory arbitration cases involving class action waivers in employment until its next term, which does not begin until October. The delay makes it more likely that Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, if confirmed, will be in a position to cast a possible decisive vote.

  • Cost of Violating FLSA, FMLA, Other Laws Just Rose

    January 27, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that increases penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory Employee Arbitration Cases

    January 20, 2017

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of cases involving whether employers can use mandatory arbitration clauses to ban employees from bringing class action lawsuits over workplace disputes. A ruling is expected by the end of the Court's term in late June.

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