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Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court; Implementation Delayed

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas halted the enforcement of the DOL’s new overtime rule until further notice. The rule, which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016, would have increased the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions” to $47,476 per year. While the judge’s preliminary injunction may […]

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Overview of Proposed Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would overhaul overtime wage payment in the United States. Currently, the salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility under the white collar exemptions is $23,660 a year. The proposed rule would more than double the salary threshold to $50,440 per year or […]

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Avoiding Employee Misclassification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

As an increasing number of U.S. workplaces are restructuring their business organizations, this has created a higher risk of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. This is an important issue for Human Resources departments to pay attention to, as employer misclassification has a direct impact on employee eligibility for benefits, legal protections (such as minimum wage […]

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DOL Proposes Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The white collar exemptions are minimum wage and overtime exception rules for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. Here are a few key updates of the proposed rule: […]

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