Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor has questioned whether the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to set any salary threshold for overtime pay—not just the pending increase that effectively brings the threshold to $47,476.
The revision of FLSA and other wage and hour regulations presents a compliance challenge for companies nationwide. Employees once classified as exempt may be reclassified as hourly, and vice versa. Sometimes it’s in your company’s best interest to reclassify employees, but you need to be able to weigh the costs and benefits. We show you how, and give you valuable case studies and news updates on the wage and hour front.
On March 20, the Baltimore City Council voted 11-3 to approve a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. If ultimately enacted, the minimum wage would be the highest in Maryland.
Determining whether to classify salaried employees as exempt or nonexempt can be tricky. We often think of salaried employees as being exempt from overtime. But salaried employees can fall into either the exempt or nonexempt categories depending upon several key factors. On the other hand, hourly employees are generally nonexempt with a few very specific […]
Question: We have some employees that are exempt and are on salary being paid a commission. If these employees work on a Sunday that is a holiday how should they be paid for that time? Are we in compliance if we calculate a flat amount based on the salary they are being paid in the […]
If your business employs workers who receive tips as part of their compensation, such as waitstaff, bartenders, or delivery drivers (e.g., pizza delivery drivers), a separate set of rules governs how you compensate them.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may be in a holding pattern for now, but employers are probably in for some wage and hour changes in the coming months, Tammy D. McCutchen told attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) employment law and legislative conference.
Question: We have an employee who lives and works out of one state but does work for our office in another state and travels to that office a couple times of month. Do we withhold taxes for the state the employee lives and primarily works in or for the state he often travels to for […]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) wage and hour office has issued its first press release under President Trump and it may provide some insight into the new administration’s enforcement philosophies.
An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination. His employer denied the allegations.
Question: Is a “nonprofit” religious organization subject to the same 6 criteria as described for the “for-profit” organization (as explained by the Department of Labor)?