Tag Archives: FLSA

New FLSA Overtime Rules – Did the early birds get the worm or a surprise?

When a Texas judge issued an injunction delaying new FLSA guidelines, what became of companies' implementation plans? Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The increasing trend toward pay transparency: EEOC announces changes to EEO-1 report

On September 29, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, not only will applicable employers have to submit demographic information, but employee W-2 wages and hours worked data … Continue reading →

Q&A guide to the final FLSA overtime pay exemption regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations updating the overtime pay rules that govern the so-called “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees and for certain highly compensated employees (HCEs). These new rules update … Continue reading →

Winding down the business of the U.S. independent contractor

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has been busy issuing new guidance on the entire independent contractor classification system. Continue reading →

New U.S. overtime regulations – The wait is over!

The DOL's final regulations updating the overtime pay rules, released May 18, primarily focus on updating the salary thresholds needed to qualify as exempt employees, although certain other important changes were also included. Continue reading →

2016: The year of pay equity discrimination claims

The employment practices liability (EPL) landscape never disappoints when it comes to keeping employers on their toes. 2015 was no different. Continue reading →

Can Individuals Be Personally Liable Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?

Boss Over Shoulder

A recent decision by the Massachusetts appeals court may open the door to personal liability in FLSA claims—at least in the kinds of systematic under-compensation cases sweeping through American hospitals. Continue reading →

Video: The Punch Clock Punches Back

Punchclock

Wage and hour law suits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act are through the roof. One recent study calculates a 518% increase since 1990. A record-setting 7,764 cases for a 12-month period was reported this past spring. People on … Continue reading →

When Don’t You Have to Pay Interns? DOL Clarifies

Small Wages

The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) requires employees to be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, unless they fall under an exception. Unpaid interns do not have their own exception. This led … Continue reading →