An employer may use an employee's time spent volunteering as a factor in calculating whether to pay the employee a bonus, without incurring an obligation to treat that time as hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the US Department of Labor (DOL) reiterated in a new opinion letter.
Under proposed regulations projected to take effect in January 2020, an additional 1.1 million workers who are currently overtime-exempt could become eligible for overtime unless their employers raise their salaries, the US Department of Labor (DOL) estimates.
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has decided to let its 2017 proposal for expanding the state's show-up time / reporting time requirements expire. However, the NYSDOL has not completely abandoned its intent to regulate employee scheduling, saying it will re-evaluate the issue in the future.
The governor and the state's legislative leaders say they have struck a deal on a bill that would increase the minimum wage from its current level of $8.85 per hour to $15.00 within the next six years.
Michigan's governor signed amendments to the state's minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. The laws were passed in September to preempt November ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and require employers to offer paid sick leave.
After reviewing more than 600 comments, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has made several revisions to its November 2017 proposal for expanding the state's show-up time / reporting time requirements.
The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has launched an online tool that allows employers to electronically submit their applications for a special certificate to employ workers with disabilities at subminimum wages.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) will not limit the amount of duties related to a tip-producing occupation - such as washing dishes or making coffee - that may be performed, as long as they are performed contemporaneously with direct customer-service duties and all other requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are met.
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