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Highly Compensated Employees

Updated Health Care Reform Legislation Comparison Chart

The chart below compares key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). This chart is current as of July 13, 2017, and as of that date,...more

Despite Uncertainty, New DOL Exemption Rules to Take Effect on December 1, 2016; California Sets New Rates for Computer Software...

Although the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) new overtime rules are scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the results of the U.S. presidential election and a pending federal court case are causing some...more

Federal Minimum Salary Increases for Exempt Workers Take Effect December 1, 2016

by Fenwick & West LLP on

If you have not audited your exempt employee pay practices for compliance with the federal Department of Labor’s rules announced earlier this year, you have just under two weeks to do so. Starting December 1, 2016, the...more

Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future. Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers. Over the last couple of months...more

Department of Labor Higher Salary Thresholds Effective December 1, 2016

by Bracewell LLP on

As an important reminder, the Department of Labor (DOL) minimum salary levels for the white-collar exemptions increase effective December 1, 2016. ...more

IRS Announces 2017 Retirement Plan Dollar Limits

by Snell & Wilmer on

The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2017 in Notice 2016-62. The key dollar limits, along with last year’s limits, are noted below....more

Transitioning To The New "Highly Compensated" Threshold

by Fisher Phillips on

When the revised requirements for the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" exemptions take effect on December 1, the total-annual-compensation threshold for the "highly compensated employee" (HCE) versions will...more

Technology companies: Are your employment policies due for a reboot?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

At any particular time, a technology company may devote all of its time and attention to an urgent development project, an investor pitch or closing a round of financing. Those activities certainly make for good press and...more

Did You Know...The Federal Minimum Salary Threshold for Exempt Status Trumps California Law

by Nossaman LLP on

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s highly controversial final rule impacting the minimum salary for exempt status will go into effect. The final rule makes four key changes: 1. It raises the minimum...more

Highly Compensated Employee Cannot Claim FLSA Violation Based on Employer's Wage Withholding

In order to claim most exemptions from overtime and minimum wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must pay a guaranteed salary. Employers can only deduct from such salaries in very limited...more

New DOL Overtime Rule Changes the Landscape for Nonprofits, Too

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) issued a final rule modifying overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule increases the salary threshold for overtime...more

Understanding the Final Overtime Rule: Is it really that Simple?

by Baker Donelson on

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Final Overtime Rule, which is effective on December 1, 2016, simplifies the regulations to make them easier for employees and employers to understand and apply. Really? ...more

U.S. Department of Labor More Than Doubles Minimum Salary Levels for FLSA Overtime Exemptions - Employers have six months to come...

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its much-anticipated Final Rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations implementing the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay for executive,...more

DOL Announces New “White Collar” Exemption Regulations

The wait is finally over. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations governing the “white collar” exemptions from overtime. This comes more than two years after...more

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Exemption Rules

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division today announced its long-anticipated regulations changing overtime pay rules and exemptions. The final rules dramatically change implementation of the Fair Labor Standards...more

Today the DOL Announced its Long-awaited Final Rule!

by Ruder Ware on

Today the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited rule expanding overtime protection for employees. The rule will go into effect December 1, 2016. Highlights include...more

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