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DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Guidance

The DOL’s withdrawal of two Administrator’s Interpretations likely is a harbinger of further changes to administrative agency enforcement posture under the new administration....more

NY State Prepared to Increase Salary Level for Certain Overtime Exceptions

Proposed amendments to the New York State Wage Orders significantly increase the salary levels needed for employers to qualify for the executive and administrative exceptions under the New York Labor Law....more

Texas Court Enjoins Most of DOL's New Overtime Regulations

The regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1. On November 22, a judge from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an order enjoining, on a national basis, all but a few parts of...more

New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law and Minimum Wage Increases

Governor Cuomo signs legislation enacting comprehensive paid family leave policy and minimum wage increases. NEW YORK PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM - On April 4, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that...more

DOL Issues Interpretation to Expand Joint-Employer Liability

The position could expose more putative employers to potential liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) issued on January 20, the US Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and...more

DOL Issues Aggressive Interpretation of Independent Contractor Classification

The DOL’s new interpretation of the FLSA test for classification purports to eliminate independent contractor status for most workers and broadly expand the FLSA’s coverage. On July 15, David Weil, the Administrator for...more

Second Circuit Establishes New Test for Unpaid Intern Claims

The Second Circuit’s ruling provides employers with greater leeway for unpaid internship programs and a stronger defense for class-action lawsuits brought by unpaid interns. In a long-awaited decision, the US Court of...more

Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Compliance

Employers should consider these recommendations for handling uniform purchase and maintenance costs, unpaid interns, and minimum wage requirements. UNIFORM PURCHASE AND MAINTENANCE COSTS Problem/Issue Employees...more

DOL Proposes Survey on Independent Contractor Misclassification

The survey will involve more than 10,000 workers and carry important implications for employers, including the potential implementation of "right to know" regulations. ...more

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