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Nursing Mother's USDOL Claim Settled

October 6, 2015 08:18
by John E. Thompson
The U.S. Labor Department reports that a temporary-staffing employee has received $1,152 in back-wages and unspecified "other damages" for what it contended was a violation of the FLSA's Section 7(r).

Another Court Adopts "Primary Beneficiary" Internship Analysis

September 22, 2015 06:49
by Jack Stapleton
The Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has adopted the Second Circuit's approach and held that the proper question in an FLSA unpaid-intern lawsuit is who is the primary beneficiary of the relationship.

2016 "Contractor Minimum Wage" Rate Released

September 17, 2015 04:36
by The Editor
The U.S. Labor Department has published the 2016 wage-rate floor required by President Obama's "Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors" Executive Order 13658.

USDOL Delays Its "Companionship", "Live-In Domestic" Enforcement

September 14, 2015 06:21
by Ted Boehm
Even though regulatory changes in these exemptions are now in effect, the U.S. Labor Department says that it will not bring any enforcement actions for a 30-day period following the date that the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals issues its mandate to the lower federal court.

Companionship Exemption Changes In Effect

August 24, 2015 04:20
by Ted Boehm
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the USDOL acted within its statutory authority with respect to its new "companionship" exemption regulations to the dismay of third-party employers.

Evaluating USDOL's Proposals: Avoid Dangerous Assumptions

August 20, 2015 04:18
by John E. Thompson  & Caroline J. Brown
Employers evaluating the impact of the U.S. Labor Department's proposed increase for the FLSA's Section 13(a)(1) exemptions' salary requirement still must keep in mind the "salary basis" and duties requirements.



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