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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.

USDOL Defers Enforcement Action On "Companionship" Changes

October 8, 2014 03:51
by Ted Boehm
  For some time now, we have followed the U.S. Labor Department's efforts to curtail the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption.  Those efforts culminated in a Final Rule published in October 2013.  The revisions will effectively eliminate the ...
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Quick Quiz Answer: Pay For Being In On-Call Status

September 29, 2014 04:52
by John E. Thompson
The answer to our September 22, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "Yes, even though the payments are not tied to the on-call hours he works."

Overtime Compensation | Quick Quiz

Quick Quiz: Pay For Being In On-Call Status

September 22, 2014 08:22
by John E. Thompson
Do payments for being in "on-call" status affect an employee's FLSA overtime compensation?

Overtime Compensation | Quick Quiz

Touted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)

September 12, 2014 01:22
by John E. Thompson
Recent developments weigh against an increase in the FLSA's minimum wage.

Legislation | Minimum Wage


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