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DOL Increases Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemptions to $684/Week
September 26, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor announced on September 24th that it has finalized proposed changes to the salary threshold for the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule - In Effect January 1, 2020
September 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule today regarding the overtime exceptions under the so-called “white collar” exemptions.
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Minnesota Supreme Court Outlaws Split-Day Compensation Plans
September 19, 2019
On September 18, 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that split-day payment plans violate Minn. Stat. § 177.25, subd. 1 of the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (“MNFLSA”).
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: Part Two – Paralegals
July 10, 2019
In our last blog post, we revealed a three-part series intended to address the new opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1, 2019.  The second of these opinion letters, FLSA2019-8, addresses whether paralegals employed by a trade organization are exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA.
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Ontario: Bill 66 is Now Law – New Rules for Overtime Averaging, Excess Hours
April 5, 2019
The Ontario government has ushered in further employer-friendly amendments to workplace laws with the passing of Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, which received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019.
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US DOL Proposes New Overtime Rule
March 8, 2019
The United States Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would raise the salary threshold required to qualify for overtime exemptions to $35,308 per year, up from the current threshold of $23,660 per year that was set in 2004.
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A Sneak Peak at the New Overtime Rule
March 1, 2019
Although the proposed rules have not been announced officially, we have it on good authority that they will raise the salary threshold to $35,000.
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Supreme Court Rules Auto Service Advisers Are Exempt From Overtime
April 2, 2018
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that auto service advisers (also commonly referred to as “service writers”) are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
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California Supreme Court Adopts Employee-Friendly Test For Calculating Overtime On Flat-Sum Bonuses
March 13, 2018
The California Supreme Court has adopted an employee-friendly test for calculating the
overtime due on a non-discretionary, flat-sum bonus.
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Overtime Averaging: No Notice, No Harm, No Foul
November 9, 2017
In a recent decision, the Divisional Court refused to grant damages to a terminated employee for an employer’s failure comply with legislative requirements regarding overtime averaging.
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DOL Appeals Overtime Rule Decision
November 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor filed notice with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, October 30th, appealing the decision that blocked implementation of the overtime rule that would have more-than-doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees.
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DOL Overtime Rule Struck Down
August 31, 2017
A Texas federal court has struck down the Obama-era Department of Labor (DOL) revised overtime exemption rule, which sought to more than double the salary level required for overtime-exempt workers.
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