All Items: Overtime

  • DOL Appeals Overtime Injunction

    October 30, 2017

    The US Department of Labor is appealing the permanent injunction blocking the Obama administration's 2016 overtime rule not to uphold the $47,476 salary threshold but rather to preserve its authority to set a lower salary threshold.

  • $47,476 Minimum Salary Struck Down, New Minimum of About $33,000 Expected

    August 31, 2017

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled that the US Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority when it raised the minimum salary for most overtime-exempt employees to $47,476 last year.

  • No Fluctuating Workweek for Retail Employees Paid by Commission, Connecticut Supreme Court Rules

    August 29, 2017

    The fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime also may not be used for delivery drivers or for sales merchandisers, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in Williams v. General Nutrition Ctrs., Inc.

  • DOL Asks for Input on New Overtime Rule

    July 25, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) is asking employers to offer their feedback on a variety of questions relating to its plans to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Court Halts Overtime Rule

    November 23, 2016

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on November 22 issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the US Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rule, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1.

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