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Paying "Current" Versus "In Arrears"

February 11, 2016 06:48
by John E. Thompson
Employers should avoid the colloquialisms "current" and "in arrears" in describing the timing of employees' wage payments.

"Constructive Knowledge" Off-The-Clock Claim Rejected

February 4, 2016 02:24
by Ted Boehm
The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has rejected an employee's claim to have been entitled to FLSA overtime compensation for unreported hours worked.

2nd Circuit Amends Unpaid-Internship Opinion

January 28, 2016 03:48
by John E. Thompson
The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has amended the 2015 opinion in which it adopted a "primary benefit" framework for determining whether a for-profit entity's unpaid intern is or is not an "employee" for FLSA purposes.

USDOL Releases Broad "Joint Employment" Interpretation

January 21, 2016 09:35
by Corey J. Goerdt
The U.S. Labor Department has released Administrator Interpretation No. 2016-1, dealing with concepts of "joint employment" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

What Is A "Percentage Bonus"?

January 11, 2016 04:43
by John E. Thompson
Some employers have adopted one or more of a variety of percentage-based approaches to dealing with the FLSA overtime ramifications of bonuses.

Pushback Against USDOL's Exemption Proposals

December 11, 2015 05:48
by John E. Thompson
Efforts are underway to forestall the release of the U.S. Labor Department's proposed revisions in the regulations defining the FLSA's Section 13(a)(1) exemptions, or at least to influence the final form of the revised regulations.

Third Circuit: Meal Breaks For Employees' "Predominant Benefit" Are Not Worktime

November 30, 2015 03:23
by David J. Treibman
The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that employees who receive the "predominant benefit" of a meal break are not entitled to have the break treated as FLSA worktime.

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