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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

November Target For Proposed Exemption Changes

June 3, 2014 06:19
by John E. Thompson
Be on the lookout for a November 2014 release of proposals to curtail the FLSA's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman" exemptions.

The Death of "De Minimis" Is Greatly Exaggerated

May 29, 2014 04:05
by Tim Weatherholt
A quick survey of recent court decisions suggests that the "de minimis" worktime concept is still alive and well.

Hours Worked | Remedies | Timekeeping

FLSA Violations Provoke Criminal Referral

May 12, 2014 07:14
by John E. Thompson
Has the U.S. Labor Department resolved to push state or local enforcement officials to prosecute employers for wage-hour violations?

Criminal Penalties | Government Enforcement

Donning/Doffing Personal Protective Items: What About Mealtime? (Updated 06 06 14)

May 1, 2014 03:04
by Tim Weatherholt
The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that doffing and donning some personal protective items at the beginning and end of a meal period can fall within the FLSA's Section 7(o) exclusion.

Exemptions And Exceptions | Hours Worked

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