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Up-to-date information on wage-hour principles and developments from
Fisher & Phillips attorneys who focus their practices on these matters.

Supposed Fluctuating-Workweek "Legal Prerequisites" Come From Where, Exactly?

October 31, 2014 01:26
by John E. Thompson
The U.S. Labor Department's "fluctuating workweek" interpretative provision does not warrant the fly-specking veneration that some courts have been giving it.

Overtime Compensation | Pay Plans

Higher Minimum Wage Coming For Government Contractors

October 15, 2014 03:07
by The Editor
Our partner Tom Rebel has prepared an overview of the U.S. Labor Department's final regulations "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" under Executive Order 13658.

USDOL Defers Enforcement Action On "Companionship" Changes

October 8, 2014 03:51
by Ted Boehm
  For some time now, we have followed the U.S. Labor Department's efforts to curtail the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption.  Those efforts culminated in a Final Rule published in October 2013.  The revisions will effectively eliminate the ...
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Quick Quiz Answer: Pay For Being In On-Call Status

September 29, 2014 04:52
by John E. Thompson
The answer to our September 22, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "Yes, even though the payments are not tied to the on-call hours he works."

Overtime Compensation | Quick Quiz

Quick Quiz: Pay For Being In On-Call Status

September 22, 2014 08:22
by John E. Thompson
Do payments for being in "on-call" status affect an employee's FLSA overtime compensation?

Overtime Compensation | Quick Quiz

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


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