DOL Opinion Letter Clarifies Method for Calculating Overtime Pay for Nondiscretionary Bonus
January 31, 2020
On January 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its first Opinion Letter of the new year –  FLSA2020-1.
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Changes to Wage and Hour Law Took Effect January 1, 2020
January 3, 2020
As of January 1, 2020, employers need to ensure that employees classified as “exempt” from overtime requirements are being paid the required salary.
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Department Of Labor Issues Final Rule On Regular Rate Exclusions From Overtime Calculations
December 12, 2019
On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a revised interpretation listing payments that can be excluded from the “regular rate” used to compute overtime pay for non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Reminder – Time to Reclassify Exempt Employees Making Less than $684/wk ($35,568)
December 10, 2019
Employers with exempt (salaried) employees – do not forget that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary threshold increases January 1, 2020 to $684 per week ($35,568).
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like [Bonus Time] Everywhere You Go…
December 3, 2019
It’s that time of year where employers and employees alike get into the holiday spirit. Being the wage and hour blog that it is, I thought about sharing a few general holiday reminders.
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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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