Doubling Down on Employee Salaries: The U.S. Department of Labor More Than Doubles the Mandatory Minimum Salary Requirement for Most Exempt Employees

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…

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US Labor Department initiative on Long Island, NY, nets more than $2.3 million in back wages for 578 restaurant workers affected by labor law violations

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…

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US Labor Department enforcement initiative recovers more than $1 million in back wages for 295 New Jersey gas station workers

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…

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