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Doubling Down on Employee Salaries: The ...

By: Chris Mason Beginning December 1, 2016, the minimum salaries for most exempt jobs will more than double to $47,476 from the existing $23,660 required. On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) dealt its long-anticipated regulatory amendments for “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which included increases to the mandatory...

EMPLOYERS MAY LOSE BENEFIT OF OVERTIME E...

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), most employees are entitled to receive overtime compensation (1.5 times their regular rate of pay) for all hours they work above 40 hours in a workweek.  However, the FLSA also exempts certain executive, administrative and professional employees who are paid on a salaried basis and make at least $455 per week.  President Obama...

Summer Is the Season to Review Your Noti...

With summer under way, it is a good time to refresh your organization’s notice posting compliance. Not only is it smart policy to comply with notice posting regulations, failure to do so might negatively affect your bottom line. See ASP v. Milardo Photography, 573 F.Supp.2d 677, 698 (D. Conn. 2008); Dehua Lin v. Brennan, 2011 WL 5570779, No. 3:07-cv-1658 (CFD) (D. Conn. Nov. 15,...

US Labor Department initiative on Long I...

Multiyear effort aims to protect workers, -abiding employers against industry noncompliance WESTBURY, N.Y. — An ongoing enforcement initiative  conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has found  widespread noncompliance with the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping  provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act among full-service restaurants on...

US Labor Department enforcement initiati...

Wage and Hour Division investigations found labor violations at BP and other gas stations MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a multi-year enforcement initiative focusing on the gas station industry in New Jersey, where it has found consistent and widespread noncompliance with the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping...

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