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All Items: Overtime

  • Independent Contractor, Joint Employment Rules on the Chopping Block

    Date:
    March 11, 2021

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) rescinding the Trump administration's rules for independent contractors and joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • DOL Cites Chicken-Processing Plants for Major Violations

    Date:
    November 24, 2020

    Three poultry companies that operate chicken-processing plants in Mississippi paid their employees below the minimum wage and incorrectly calculated their overtime pay, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced.

  • DOL's "Vertical" Joint Employment Rule Struck Down

    Date:
    September 9, 2020

    A federal district court has vacated the US Department of Labor's so-called vertical joint employment rule, which had made it easier for businesses to avoid liability for Fair Labor Standards Act violations made by staffing agencies, subcontractors and others.

  • New Fluctuating Workweek Rule Can Help With Social Distancing, Says DOL

    Date:
    May 22, 2020

    A final rule clarifying that additional pay is compatible with the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime will help employers implement flexible work schedules as workers return to work following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the US Department of Labor (DOL).

  • New FLSA Opinion Letters Address Regular Rate of Pay

    Date:
    April 1, 2020

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) addressed whether certain longevity payments, referral bonuses and contributions to a group-term life insurance policy may be excluded from overtime calculations.

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