Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt-Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1938 to promote fair labor conditions and protect workers from abusive treatment. The primary features of the FLSA address excessive... more +
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1938 to promote fair labor conditions and protect workers from abusive treatment. The primary features of the FLSA address excessive working hours, child labor, unpaid overtime and unsafe working conditions.  less -
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House Votes to Delay OT Rule But Employers Are Not Out of the Woods Yet

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill, H.R. 6094 (the “bill” referred to as the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act), that would delay the effective date of the...more

States and Business Groups Seek to Halt Implementation of Revised Overtime Rules; Employers Encouraged to Stay The Course

While new overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act are being challenged in court, employers should still prepare for a likely December 1 effective date. On September 20, 2016, 21 states and more than 50...more

21 States File a Lawsuit Challenging the USDOL’s Revisions to the White Collar Exemptions

On September 20, 21 states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, challenging the USDOL’s revisions to the white collar exemptions under the Fair...more

Pay Raises Across the Nation? Not So Fast Say Several States and Business Groups: 21 States and 55 Business Groups Challenge New...

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, twenty-one states filed a complaint in federal court in Texas challenging the new overtime rule finalized by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) in May of this year. The States seek to prevent...more

Keep Calm And Carry On: Part 2

The December 1 effective date for the increased dollar-amount thresholds for most of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's so-called "white collar" exemptions is now only a little more than two months away. In addition...more

States and Business Groups Challenge Increase to FLSA Salary Threshold

Twenty-one states and more than 50 business groups, in separate actions, have filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas seeking to enjoin implementation of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Final Rule increasing the salary...more

Despite Legal Challenge, Employers Should Plan to Comply with New DOL Overtime Regulations

On September 20, more than 50 business groups and 21 states filed two lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulations. These regulations will, among other...more

States and Businesses Seek Injunction to Prevent DOL Overtime Rule From Taking Effect on December 1

On September 20, 2016, business groups and states filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas challenging President Obama’s new overtime rule that is set to take effect December 1, 2016. ...more

21 States File Suit Challenging the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

Earlier yesterday, a group of 21 states filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas challenging the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which is set to take effect on December 1,...more

Time Running Out for Compliance with New DOL Overtime Regulation

As noted in this space in May, effective December 1, employees earning less than $47,476 per year may no longer be treated as exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. See “New Wage and Hour...more

Whom Does USDOL's Salary Increase Not Affect?

There appears to be some continuing misunderstanding about exactly which exempt employees might be affected by the December 1 increase in the minimum salary amount required to meet the basic compensation criterion for an...more

What Is The Section 7(i) Exemption And Does It Apply To Auto Dealer Service Advisers?

Over the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court punted on the question of whether “Service Advisers” or “Service Writers” at auto dealerships fall within the Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemption for “any salesman, partsman, or...more

Considerations for Hospitality Industry Employers as They Continue to Prepare for New Salary Thresholds Under White-Collar...

Employers in the hospitality industry should act now to address recent changes to the overtime exemptions for “white collar” employees. Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated final...more

Considerations for Retail Industry Employers as They Continue to Prepare for New Salary Thresholds Under White-Collar Overtime...

Employers in the retail industry should act now to address recent changes to the overtime exemptions for “white-collar” employees. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated final...more

Considerations for Construction Industry Employers as They Continue to Prepare for New Salary Thresholds Under White-Collar...

These changes to the overtime exemptions will touch almost every employer in the country, but they are likely to have a disproportionate impact on construction-related businesses, which are among the industries projected to...more

Considerations for Healthcare Industry Employers as They Continue to Prepare for New Salary Thresholds Under White-Collar Overtime...

Employers in the U.S. healthcare industry should act now to address recent changes to the overtime exemptions for “white-collar” employees. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated...more

Considerations for Oil and Gas Industry Employers as They Continue to Prepare for New Salary Thresholds Under White-Collar...

Employers in the U.S. oil and gas industry should act now to address recent changes to the overtime exemptions for “white-collar” employees. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated...more

Reminder – New FLSA Overtime Regulations Take Effect December 1

The calendar (if not the weather) tells us that fall is almost here. With the change in seasons comes another reminder that the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act “white-collar”...more

New White Collar Exemption Salary Level May Result in Decreased Base Pay

Employers faced with more than doubling the minimum salary paid to employees to maintain their overtime exempt status basically have two choices. First, they can increase the employees’ salaries to the new minimum. Second,...more

6 Resources for Complying with New FLSA Overtime Rules

The sweeping new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that go into effect December 1, 2016 will impact all organizations with exempt employees. That means nearly all organizations — and virtually all companies — must...more

Alert: Wake Up! The New Overtime Rule Takes Effect Soon!

It’s September 6, the day after Labor Day, symbolically the end of summer, traditionally the first day of school, and psychologically the beginning of the homestretch of the year. It’s also 85 days until December 1,...more

Are you prepared for overtime regulations?

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations will take effect. Millions of employees who are currently exempt will, for the first time, earn overtime for any hours...more

Wake Up! The New Overtime Rule Takes Effect Soon!

It’s September 6, the day after Labor Day, symbolically the end of summer, traditionally the first day of school, and psychologically the beginning of the homestretch on the year....more

Words, words, words: When is a salesman not a salesman?

In the classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle laments, “Words, words, words! I’m so sick of words.” You may have felt the same frustration working with lawyers who quibble about the contractual meaning of...more

[Webinar] The New Overtime Rules Effective in December: Are You Ready? - September 22nd, 12:30pm EDT

Beginning December 1, 2016, many exempt employees may no longer be exempt. This is because the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) updated regulations double the minimum weekly salary threshold required for employee positions to...more

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