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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 -

Is the 8 and 80 Overtime Exception for Hospitals and Health Care Providers the Right Fit for Your Company?

by Baker Ober Health Law on

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay most workers at least minimum wage for all hours worked, plus overtime – one and one-half the employee's regular rate of pay – for all hours worked in excess of...more

Bill Permitting “Comp Time” in Lieu of Overtime Heads to Senate

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

A Republican proposal to allow private employers to offer employees compensatory time off in lieu of paying overtime at time–and–a–half their regular rate has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and next moves...more

Travel Agencies Hail Proposed Legislation Providing Overtime Exemption, But Employment Bills in General Face Uphill Battle

by Littler on

Last week Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) introduced a bill that would remove travel agents from the Department of Labor's list of workers that cannot qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime exemption for retail...more

American Corporation Seeks To Dismiss Afghan Overtime Claim By Contractors: What Is Going On?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

We usually think of FLSA and overtime cases arising in our country, but companies operating overseas have to deal with the laws of that country. In an interesting case that hearkens to the headlines of national security and...more

House Passes Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, which would allow private sector employers to offer eligible employees compensatory time off in lieu of compensation for overtime...more

U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off

by McAfee & Taft on

On May 2, 2017, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting a new House bill, H.R. 1180. H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - May 2017

by Burr & Forman on

The House recently passed a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow certain employees to choose to take paid time off rather than overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Ron Flowers and...more

Reminder for Seasonal Recreational Facility Employers as Summertime Approaches: Minimum wage, overtime are not always part of...

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With graduation season upon us and temperatures warming up, it is only a matter of time before amusement and theme parks, beaches, and pools see an influx of visitors as families begin their summer vacations. Many of these...more

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Regular Rate Case; Ninth Circuit Decision Requiring Overtime on “Cash-in-Lieu” of Benefits Stands

Even the Supreme Court doesn’t want to talk about the regular rate of pay. The City of San Gabriel, California, provides a flexible benefits plan to its employees under which they receive a designated monetary amount to...more

Is Comp Time Finally Coming to Private Employers?

by Cozen O'Connor on

Comp time has long been available to public sector employees, but never for private companies. That might be changing soon. On May 2, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act. This bill would amend the Fair...more

What’s Compensable?

by Zelle LLP on

The Fair Labor Standards Act has made plenty of news recently, but most of the attention has been focused on who qualifies for overtime. For much of 2016, it looked like new federal regulations would require that anyone...more

House Passes Amendment to Fair Labor Standards Act Permitting Private Sector Comp Time

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

On May 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Family Flexibility Act of 2017 – a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to permit private employees to take paid time off instead of...more

Law Firm Misclassifies Secretary As Exempt And Now Must Pay Overtime

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

You know, law firms are not immune from FLSA issues merely because they are law firms and may be allegedly endowed with some superior knowledge of laws. A recent case illustrates this maxim. The name partner of a Los Angeles...more

Burr Alert: Bill to Allow Employees to Choose Between Overtime Wages and Paid Time Off Passes in House

by Burr & Forman on

The House has finally taken action on overtime laws, though not the type of action employers have been anticipating over the past few years. On May 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representativespassed a bill entitled the Working...more

Let’s See You Flex – The Working Families Flexibility Act Passes the House and Proposes a New Option for Overtime

The House of Representatives passed at least two notable measures last week. You probably heard about the new healthcare legislation, but you may not have heard about the Working Families Flexibility Act (WFFA). Though...more

Breaking News-House Passes Comp Time Bill!!

by Ruder Ware on

Some Frequently Asked Questions for the Curious… The House passed a bill earlier this week that, if signed into law, would dramatically change private sector compensation in the United States. Interested? Keep reading....more

Private Sector Comp Time Bill Passes in U.S. House

As you may recall, we recently wrote about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, a new bill introduced in the United States Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to give non-exempt private sector...more

Cash Now or Paid Time Off Later? House Passes FLSA Amendment to Permit Private Sector Comp Time

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill amending the Fair Labor Standards Act to permit private employees to choose to take paid time off instead of monetary overtime compensation when...more

House Passes Private Sector “Comp Time” Bill, But Is It Practical For Employers?

In the private sector, the ability of employers to offer “comp time” for nonexempt employees—future time off as a reward for working extra hours, in lieu of overtime pay—is quite limited. To avoid having to pay for overtime...more

Comp Time for the Private Sector: House Passes “The Working Families Flexibility Act”

On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, better known as The Working Families Flexibility Act. The bill proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to permit private sector employees to...more

Comp Time Bill Passes The House

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 passed the House this week, 229-197. I honestly do not understand why Democrats are opposed to this legislation. I discussed the details of the bill in this post in April....more

Time or Money? House Passes Bill to Extend "Compensatory Time" Option to Private Employers

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Reviving past failed attempts to change federal overtime law, the House passed a bill on May 4, 2017, that would permit private sector employers to offer days off in lieu of earned overtime. The Working Families...more

Overtime Comp Time Bill Passes The House: Good or Bad?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The House has voted by 229-197 to pass a Republican bill that allows employers to offer compensatory time off rather than time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours. A few days ago, the House Committee on Education and the...more

Bill Allowing Private Employers To Offer Comp Time Approved By House, Heads To Senate

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Private-sector employers soon may be able to grant compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay to employees. On May 3, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180, S. 801) by a...more

New Overtime Bill Offering Flexibility on How Overtime Work is Compensated Passes the House of Representatives

by Locke Lord LLP on

On May 2, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that could provide both union and private employers and employees more flexibility when it comes to working overtime hours (hours over 40 in a workweek) and how...more

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