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A Salary "Credit" Is Already "Permitted"

The U.S. Labor Department's commentary regarding its proposed federal Fair Labor Standards Act Section 13(a)(1) exemption regulations said that it might "permit" employers to "count" or "credit" against the impending higher...more

Minimum Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption Likely to Be $50,544

In preparing for the soon-to-be published revisions to the federal overtime regulations under Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the significant challenges employers face is continuing uncertainty as to...more

Ugh. HR Consultant Hit For $1MM In Unpaid Overtime

No one is immune from wage-hour payouts. Not even a Human Resources consultant. California HR consulting firm TriNet has reportedly agreed to pay approximately $1 million in overtime and liquidated damages to 267...more

Advising On Their Own: Financial Advisors’ Class Claims Defeated

Employers have a new tool for opposing conditional and class certification of overtime claims by financial advisors and other exempt employees—last week, a judge in the District of New Jersey denied conditional and class...more

Utah Employers Should Prepare for New Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted its proposed rule regarding the white collar overtime exemptions for a final review to the White House Office of Management and Budget. It is anticipated that the final rule will be...more

Employers Should Prepare for New Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted its proposed rule regarding the white collar overtime exemptions for a final review to the White House Office of Management and Budget. It is anticipated that the final rule will be...more

Ready, Set, Go! New Overtime Rules Are Coming!

In spite of an avalanche of comments to the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed new rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime (the “rules”), it now appears that the rules will become final in May and go...more

New California Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2022, Has Ripple Effects on Salaried Employees

Minimum wage increases will be incremental, starting in 2017 for larger employers, 2018 for smaller employers - This week, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3 into law. SB 3 will raise the State’s minimum wage for hourly...more

California Increases Minimum Wage – Prepare Now to Avoid Future Liability!

California lawmakers, union supporters, and Governor Brown have come together to increase California minimum wage to $15.00 over the next several years. Governor Brown signed the law only one week after he announced that...more

California Raises Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour and Increases Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3, which will increase California’s minimum wage annually, reaching $15 per hour for employers with at least 26 employees by January 1, 2022. This bill enacts the highest...more

California Minimum Wage to Increase to $15.00

On April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 providing for a gradual increase in California’s minimum wage from $10.00 to $15.00 per hour. The effective dates of the scheduled increases depend on the...more

California and New York Approve Phased-In $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Highest in Country’s History

California and New York have each passed laws that will gradually raise their state’s minimum wage rate to $15 per hour. This is a stunning development coming just four years after a small group of New York fast food workers...more

Governor Brown Signs California’s $15 Minimum Wage Bill

On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown—as expected—signed a bill to raise the state minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour by 2022. The new law will increase the minimum wage for large and small businesses according to two schedules...more

"The Online Exemption Checklist Says . . ."

Coming changes in at least some of the U.S. Labor Department's definitions for the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions are leading employers to evaluate whether employees they treat...more

California $15 Minimum Wage Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

On March 31, 2016, the California legislature approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage. SB-3, approved in both the State Senate and Assembly, will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022. ...more

Update on Publication of the New FLSA Overtime Regulations

The final overtime rule is edging closer to release: the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has sent its final changes for determining which workers are eligible for overtime pay to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for...more

DOL Delivers Final Overtime Regulation Revisions to OIRA Ahead of Schedule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division just delivered its proposed final revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) Part 541 overtime regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory...more

One Step Closer: Big Overtime Change Sent to OMB

As previously reported by HR Legalist, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that will change the rules about which employees are exempt from overtime for working...more

2016: What’s on the Horizon for Salary Thresholds Under the FLSA, Employee Handbooks and the NLRB

There are several changes and new trends appearing this year in various areas of labor and employment law. This month’s Workplace Word highlights several of these changes and discusses what employers should expect this year....more

The Sixth Circuit Rules Underwriters Are Exempt from the Overtime Requirements of the FLSA Under the Administrative Exemption

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Lutz v. Huntington Bancshares, Inc., et al. that the Plaintiffs, loan underwriters at Huntington Bank, were properly classified as...more

Sixth Circuit Holds Residential-loan Underwriters are Exempt Under the FLSA

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that residential-loan underwriters are exempt administrative employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and are therefore not entitled to overtime. In Lutz v. Huntington...more

UPDATE: Final Rule on White Collar Exemptions Expected to be Published in July 2016 and Become Effective 60 Days Later

That’s what DOL Solicitor of Labor, M. Patricia Smith, reportedly said at the 2016 American Bar Association’s Midwinter Meeting. But remember: she also said at another conference in November 2015 that the DOL was targeting a...more

What’s Good for the Goose: Members of Congress Will Face Challenges in Complying With the DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rules

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division proposal to amend the “white collar” exemptions, some members of the United States Congress are struggling with how they will comply with the new law....more

Licensed Financial Advisors Found to be Exempt from Overtime Laws by California Federal District Court

Financial institutions are often called upon to wrestle with the classification of employees as “non-exempt” (covered by overtime laws) and “exempt” (not covered by overtime laws). Licensed financial advisors and “registered...more

$89K Manager May Not Be FLSA-Exempt, Court Rules

This is scary. You’d think a person with “Manager” in her job title who was making more than $89,000 a year would be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. ...more

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