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Touted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)

September 12, 2014 01:22
by John E. Thompson
Recent developments weigh against an increase in the FLSA's minimum wage.

Legislation | Minimum Wage

Court "Certifies" Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action

August 26, 2014 02:36
by John E. Thompson
Former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other potential lawsuit participants.

Employee Status | Employer Status | Interns | Litigation

Late Payment Resulted In An FLSA Violation

August 13, 2014 01:23
by John E. Thompson
A recent court decision underscores that employers should not take a "close enough is good enough" attitude where the timely payment of FLSA-required wages is concerned.

Compliance | Minimum Wage | Overtime Compensation | Remedies

USDOL Brief Elaborates Upon "Intern" Views

July 19, 2014 03:00
by John E. Thompson
A brief filed by the U.S. Labor Department provides some interesting insight into the agency's views about when an intern is an "employee" under the FLSA.

Employee Status | Employer Status | Interns | Litigation

FLSA "Per Diem" Claims On The Rise

July 16, 2014 06:14
by Ted Boehm
A recent U.S. Labor Department press release highlights a growing area of scrutiny under the FLSA: Paying "per diem" amounts to non-exempt employees.

Compensation Generally | Overtime Compensation

Quick Quiz: FLSA Child-Labor Restrictions (Driving)

July 3, 2014 05:04
by John E. Thompson
May 17-year-old employees drive vehicles on public roads in performing work for their employers under the FLSA?

Child Labor | Exemptions And Exceptions | Quick Quiz

Court Awards Fees And Costs Against USDOL (Updated 07 16 14)

June 25, 2014 07:01
by John E. Thompson
A Texas federal court has ordered the U.S. Labor Department to pay more than $560,000 in attorney's fees, paralegal fees, and travel expenses growing out of litigation under the FLSA.

Enforcement | Government Enforcement | Litigation | Remedies

Proposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released (Updated 07 08 14)

June 13, 2014 02:41
by John E. Thompson
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

Government Contracts | Minimum Wage | Proposed Regulations


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