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  • DOL Plans Changes to Child Labor, Regular Pay Rate and More

    May 14, 2018

    A new regulatory agenda shows the US Department of Labor (DOL) intends to make changes to rules involving child labor, the regular rate of pay, the salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees, the minimum wage tip credit and more.

  • DOL Tries to Clear Up Confusion About FLSA Tip Credit

    April 11, 2018

    As an enforcement policy, the US Department of Labor (DOL) will use the duties test for executive employees to determine whether an employee is a manager or supervisor.

  • Omnibus Budget Bill Amends FLSA Tip Provisions

    March 29, 2018

    An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the omnibus budget bill prohibits employers, including managers or supervisors, from keeping any part of tips received by employees for any purpose, regardless of whether the employer takes a tip credit.

  • WHD Announces Pilot Program to Resolve Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations

    March 8, 2018

    The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has announced a new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, to expedite resolution of inadvertent minimum wage and overtime violations.

  • Minimum Wage Credit for Board and Lodging Leaves No Room for Profit, 4th Circuit Rules

    January 29, 2018

    The actual cost of operating and maintaining a room, not market value, determines how much of a minimum wage credit an employer may claim, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Balbed v. Eden Park Guest House.

  • Minimum Wage Compliance Measured by Workweek, Not by Hour, 9th Circuit Rules

    December 1, 2017

    If the total wages paid during a workweek divided by the total number of hours worked averages out to be the minimum wage or higher, an employer will have complied with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Douglas v. Xerox Business Services.

  • Hertz, Thrifty to Pay $2 Million to Settle Local Minimum Wage Complaints

    September 13, 2017

    In one of the largest settlements in the recent history of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, two car rental companies agreed to pay about $2 million to settle claims filed by 157 of their workers seeking back wages under the minimum wage ordinance in SeaTac, Washington.

  • DOL Plans to Repeal Tip-Pooling Restrictions

    July 24, 2017

    The US Department of Labor set a target date of August 2017 for issuing a Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind the current Fair Labor Standards Act restrictions on "tip pooling by employers that pay tipped employees the full minimum wage directly."

  • 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."

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