You may recall that over a year ago, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline” the existing Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations, specifically with respect to the “white...more
With Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the showdown between President Obama and Congress on the labor and employment front promises to continue into 2015. Expect to see the...more
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employees to be paid on a salary basis, not hourly, to be exempt under the so-called white collar exemptions, e.g. for executive or administrative employees. ...more
Last year, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to review and update its so-called “white collar” overtime and minimum wage exemption regulations. The rules apply to executive, administrative and professional...more
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In an unexpected move, the Obama administration officially announced that it will issue a Presidential Memorandum to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) instructing its Secretary to update regulations regarding overtime...more
Faced with continuing Congressional refusal to consider an increase to the minimum wage, on Wednesday, President Obama announced his intent to direct the Department of Labor to consider raising the minimum weekly salary...more
On March 13, 2014, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of labor to revise the regulations defining the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The president focused...more
Last week’s announcement by President Obama of a planned increase to the number of employees who would be entitled to receive overtime pay set off a barrage of reactions. Now, let’s take a closer look at what it is all about....more
New overtime rules likely to be issued by the Obama Administration would make more executive or managerial employees eligible for overtime pay under FLSA.
Under the current federal rules, executive or managerial...more
Last week, President Obama ordered U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez to update the existing federal regulations on overtime, the effect of which could allow millions of workers to qualify for time and half pay for...more
On Thursday, March 13, President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to "modernize and streamline" the Department of Labor's (DOL) "white collar" overtime exemption regulations at 29 C.F.R. Part 541. The...more
Executive Summary: President Barack Obama has directed the Department of Labor to "update" and "modernize" overtime rules to expand the number of workers eligible for overtime pay. ...more
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, President Obama gave a short press conference and signed a Presidential Memorandum aimed at "updating and modernizing" overtime eligibility rules for white-collar workers. The Memorandum directs...more
Some misconceptions are floating around regarding the current status of federal overtime laws.
.Fact: Nothing has actually changed yet.
.Fact: President Obama has ordered the Department of Labor (DOL) to evaluate...more
In a White House ceremony on Thursday, March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum ordering the Secretary of Labor to “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations” governing...more
President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations governing which "white collar" employees qualify for overtime...more
White House seeks to expand overtime eligibility for workers covered by “white collar” exemptions.
Declaring that the regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act are “outdated” and that “millions of...more
Yesterday, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to "modernize and streamline" the existing Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations, specifically with respect to the...more
In an unexpected move, the Obama administration officially announced today that it will issue a Presidential Memorandum to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) instructing its Secretary to update regulations regarding overtime...more
On September 25, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 10 into law, raising California’s minimum wage from $8 per hour today to $10 per hour by 2016.
The bill will raise the minimum wage in two separate one-dollar...more
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that will increase California’s minimum wage in two phases. Beginning July 1, 2014, the minimum wage for California employees will rise from the current $8 per hour to $9...more
Employees generally are eligible for overtime if they work more than 40 hours of work, unless one of the limited exceptions applies....more
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