Temporary staffing firms may qualify as “retail or service establishments” and therefore may be able to apply the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “retail sales” overtime exemption to some of their employees, according to a recent opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
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Employers must include COVID-19 incentive payments, such as hazard pay, in an employee’s regular rate for calculating overtime payments, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) stated in recent guidance.
Most employers are well aware of their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—primarily, the requirement to pay at least minimum wage and pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 in a given workweek. These apply to a large percentage of employees, unless they fall under one of the various exemptions.
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule on May 20, 2020 addressing whether employers may pay bonuses, commissions, and other types of incentive payments to employees paid under the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of paying overtime.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new rule that potentially could allow more employers to take advantage of the overtime exemption allowed for certain employees who are paid on commission.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new final rule covering how benefits affect employees’ regular rate of pay provides clarity for employers that offer the innovative benefits packages that have become popular in recent years.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its new regulation outlining who is eligible to collect overtime pay, and it’s a rule expected to be far more palatable to employers than the previous attempt to raise the salary threshold for workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Overtime is quite common in some industries like restaurants. According to federal regulations, employees working overtime (that is, more than 40 hours a week) are eligible for one-half times the minimum wage. That means, an employee making $3 an hour at a waiting job is eligible to make close to $10 an hour when they […]
The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed overtime rule is being sent to the White House this week–as early as today–for final approval, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.
The United States has a very large number of employment and labor laws and regulations. Compliance with these rules can often be a daunting task, especially for smaller businesses without the luxury of a full-time HR or compliance staff.