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Tracking of hours for salaried/exempt employees has always been a questionable practice. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor (“US DOL”) could arguably use such tracking as a factor suggesting that the individuals are really...more
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New Jersey’s minimum wage will remain at $8.38 per hour for 2016, the state government recently announced.
As we reported on January 2, 2015, New Jersey’s constitution requires that the state minimum wage increase...more
We often focus on wage and hour issues in our Advisories because the rules are technical and often counter-intuitive, leading many employers to make mistakes. When those mistakes are combined with the provisions in the Labor...more
The financial services area received a defeat earlier this year when the United States Supreme Court in March upheld the Department of Labor's (DOL) Administrative Interpretation concluding that mortgage loan officers do not...more
As the public comment period closed on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Wage & Hour Defense Institute (“WHDI”), a national...more
Happy Labor Day 2015! In the spirit of the day, we thought it fitting to reflect on the three, hot topics that have been dominating the labor and employment news this summer, and which are certain to impact employers and...more
At long last, the anxiously awaited proposed changes to the regulations defining federal wage and hour law have been published by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The changes, if adopted, would impact the determination...more
The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reportedly told Congress on Monday that the agency will not extend the 60-day public comment period for its proposed regulation narrowing the...more
In a March 13, 2014, memorandum, President Barack Obama directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to "modify," "streamline" and "simplify" the federal regulations regarding exemptions to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards...more
The Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) generally provides that non-exempt employees must be paid one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. However, on July 10, 2015, Governor...more
Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency as forecasters continue to track the path of Tropical Storm Erika, which is predicted to hit the state on Monday. Although it is unclear how strong the storm will...more
A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor in support of President Obama's March 2014 directive regarding overtime pay is open for comments through September 4, 2015. If enacted, the new rule would effect changes that...more
So, you remember February 2009, right?
We were all aflutter over Liam Neeson in Taken (ok, I still haven’t seen it). And we were listening to “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson (still a good song.)...more
On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued proposed new regulations that will significantly change the law governing certain “white collar” workers who are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay. All...more
With just more than a year left in this administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL” or “Department”) has rolled out two major initiatives that promise to keep employers busy ensuring they are in compliance. First, in...more
Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor -
Welcome to the third quarter edition of SuperVision Today, the quarterly e-newsletter published by Spilman's Labor & Employment Group...
...In this edition of SuperVision...more
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime exemptions, and President Obama recently announced plans that will extend overtime under the FLSA for salaried “white...more
The Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited, proposed rule revising the overtime regulations for "white collar workers." This webinar will explain the new, proposed rule and the effect of the proposed, increased...more
Plaintiff’s Pre-Class Certification Discovery Request for Contact Information of Putative Class Members Properly Limited to Employees who Worked in the Same Store Location as Plaintiff California Court of Appeal...more
California Sick Leave Law Gets Updates -
Why it matters:
California's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act just took effect on July 1 but Governor Jerry Brown has already signed into law tweaks to the statute....more
The President recently announced an “expansion” of the coverage of overtime rules to employees. In that regard, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (the “DOL”) issued proposed updated regulations governing...more
Developments in wage and hour law made major waves for employers this summer. They include: (1) proposed new overtime regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); (2) an announced crackdown by the DOL on employers who...more
In light of the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) June 30, 2015 report and proposed amendments to the salary portion of the ‘white collar’ exemptions that would more than double the minimum salary of those exempt...more
As you have no doubt heard, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (“WHD”) has proposed revisions to the regulations defining which of your white-collar employees qualify as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s...more
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