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FLSA Insurance-Adjuster Overtime Exception Buried In Appropriations Bill

December 18, 2014 06:24
by John E. Thompson
The recently-enacted U.S. Department of Labor appropriations provision directs that the FLSA "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion for certain workers employed to adjust or evaluate claims resulting from or relating to a major disaster.

Exemptions And Exceptions | Overtime Compensation

Interim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released (Updated 12 18 14)

December 14, 2014 07:11
by John E. Thompson
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.

Government Contracts | Minimum Wage | Proposed Regulations

Pre-Departure Security Screening Not FLSA Worktime

December 9, 2014 08:33
by John E. Thompson
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the time non-exempt employees spent in connection with an end-of-workday security screening before leaving the premises did not count as FLSA worktime.

Hours Worked | Timekeeping

Will The President's Immigration Initiative Spur FLSA Claims?

December 9, 2014 01:49
by John E. Thompson
President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative might well result in increased claims by or on behalf of the affected individuals that they have not been paid in compliance with the FLSA.

Employee Status | Enforcement | Government Enforcement | Litigation

No FLSA Overtime Recovery For What Employer "Should Have" Paid

November 22, 2014 08:12
by Ted Boehm
A federal appellate court has rejected the argument that FLSA overtime should be based upon a higher rate that was not actually used to compute the employee's straight-time compensation.

Compensation Generally | Litigation | Overtime Compensation

Minimum-Wage Initiatives Further Disfavor Nationwide Action

November 8, 2014 05:31
by John E. Thompson
Recent state and local minimum-wage initiatives demonstrate that implementing a nationwide increase is neither wise nor warranted.

Legislation | Minimum Wage

Supposed Fluctuating-Workweek "Legal Prerequisites" Come From Where, Exactly?

October 31, 2014 01:26
by John E. Thompson
The U.S. Labor Department's "fluctuating workweek" interpretative provision does not warrant the fly-specking veneration that some courts have been giving it.

Overtime Compensation | Pay Plans

Higher Minimum Wage Coming For Government Contractors

October 15, 2014 03:07
by The Editor
Our partner Tom Rebel has prepared an overview of the U.S. Labor Department's final regulations "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" under Executive Order 13658.

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