Tag: overtime

Does Withholding Final Wages Create FLSA Claim?

By Raanon Gal, Taylor English Duma LLP The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals— which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia—recently ruled whether an hourly computer employee whose employer withheld his final 3 weeks had a minimum wage claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Straight Talk About Managing the Impact of New Standards for Paying Overtime

By David W. Jones, CCP, principal and director, Matthews Young — Management Consulting Students of American history know that this change in the minimum pay threshold for exemption from overtime pay revisits the complexities of the hourly versus exempt relationship established by the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA) in 1938. 


Counting FMLA Leave is Different When an Employee Works Overtime

By Dennis J. Merley Calculating and counting an employee’s 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is usually a pretty clear-cut matter. However, the math can get complicated when the employee regularly works overtime and has to miss some of the extra shifts because of intermittent FMLA leave.


Some Say the DOL Exceeded Its Authority

Yesterday we looked at how half of the states and some employer interest groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Today, we present more details of their complaints and what it could mean for employers.


Court Fast-Tracks Suit Challenging Overtime Rule

Update: A ruling on the injunction hearing held on November 16 is expected on November 22. We will provide coverage on the ruling once it is issued. A federal district court has agreed to fast-track a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulation. It has scheduled oral arguments for November 16, […]


Ask the Expert: Can We Use ‘Comp Time’ once Overtime Regs Take Effect?

Question: I understand with the new FLSA regulations that “An employer may require an exempt employee to work more than 40 hours in a workweek without having to pay a premium for overtime hours.” Most of our employees are exempt, but currently we give them the option to be paid straight time for hours worked […]