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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

Today the United States Department of Labor announced a final rule regarding executive, administrative, and professional employees who are exempt from the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The end result of these new rules is that an estimated 1.3 million American workers will become eligible for overtime pay under…

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Supreme Court Upholds Individual Arbitration Agreements

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision granting significant rights to employers seeking to limit liability in class action cases. In a 5-4 decision, the Court upheld the use of class action waivers in individual employment agreements. This means employees who sign agreements binding them to bring individual arbitration actions cannot bring…

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Who Will (and Won’t) be Affected by the DOL’s Changes to White Collar Overtime Exemptions

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long awaited revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations, which significantly raise the salary thresholds required for white collar overtime exemptions. The changes take effect on December 1, 2016. I. Summary of Key Changes The key revisions focus on raising the salary…

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Possible Lower Overtime Salary Threshold Would Be Good News for Employers

Although the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has yet to release its final rule revisions for overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), new details about these highly anticipated changes are beginning to surface. On Friday, April 29, 2016, sources familiar with the DOL’s deliberations indicated that the new salary threshold under consideration…

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New Federal Court Decision Addresses Bonus Systems and FLSA Overtime

Earlier this month, a federal judge issued a decision that could have significant financial implications for employers. The case involved the calculation of the overtime rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and whether merit bonuses and other forms of compensation must be included in the calculation of the rate of pay for FLSA…

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