Tag: exemption

Ask the Expert: Are Airline Carriers Exempt from New Overtime Regs?

Question: We are an airline carrier covered under Title II of the Railway Labor Act. Are all of our employees exempt from FLSA? Or only certain employees performing non-exempt work? We have several exempt employees well below the $47,476 threshold set to take effect December 1. Do we have to pay them according to the […]

Q&A: FLSA Overtime Exemption Regs Create Pay Compression

Question: We are currently evaluating a number of exempt positions with our company in respect to forthcoming FLSA overtime exemption changes.  Their salaries range below the new salary threshold and above (all depends on tenure and experience). We are looking at bumping everyone to the minimum amount.  How are most companies handling the individuals who […]

U.S. Appeals Court Permits Dunkin’ Donuts Managers’ Overtime Claims to Proceed

By Susan G. Fentin, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C In another of what promises to be a long line of cases in which courts consider whether working managers have been properly classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, […]

Job Pricing Around The $47,476 Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption

By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor In light of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a formal compensation administration program is an important management tool for ensuring that employees are satisfied, that both internal and external equity are maintained, and that control is maintained over […]

Supreme Court Says DOL Must Explain Exemption Regulations

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) did not properly explain a regulatory change made in 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined. The department issued regulations exempting car dealership “service advisors” from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) overtime requirements but those rules were not properly issued and therefore are […]

New Overtime Rule Changes May Extend to 401(k) Plan Deductions, Plan Loans

By Arris Reddick Murphy, FedEx Corp. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) much-discussed final rule on overtime pay announced in May focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) workers to be classified as exempt. But it may have implications for some of these workers’ 401(k) retirement […]