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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.

USDOL Publishes "Independent Contractor" Interpretation

July 16, 2015 01:20
by Ted Boehm
The U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division has released "Administrator's Interpretation No. 2015-1" expressing its views on how to evaluate who is and is not an independent contractor under the FLSA.

Evaluating The Impact Of USDOL's Salary Proposal

July 10, 2015 04:39
by John E. Thompson
There appears to be some misunderstanding or uncertainty about particular aspects of how an employer should undertake to evaluate whether and to what extent the U.S. Labor Department's proposed increase in the "white collar"-exemption's salary threshold would affect employee compensation.

Court Adopts "Primary Benefit" Unpaid-Intern Analysis

July 7, 2015 02:49
by John E. Thompson
The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has held that the proper question in an FLSA unpaid-intern lawsuit gets down to who is the primary beneficiary of the relationship.

Proposed Regulations Published ─ Salary Floor Would Be Doubled (Updated 07 06 15)

June 30, 2015 02:41
by John E. Thompson
The anxiously-awaited proposed changes in regulations defining the FLSA's executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions have been published by the U.S. Labor Department for public consideration and comment.

Another Study Urges Restricting Employers' Scheduling Options

June 29, 2015 07:23
by John E. Thompson
A report advocating scheduling requirements and limitations in the District of Columbia is representative of a much-broader movement of this kind.

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