A federal district judge has held that the U.S. Labor Department exceeded its authority by attempting to preclude third-party employers from invoking the FLSA's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and its Section 13(b)(21) overtime exemption for "live-in domestics".
The recently-enacted U.S. Department of Labor appropriations provision directs that the FLSA "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion for certain workers employed to adjust or evaluate claims resulting from or relating to a major disaster.
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the time non-exempt employees spent in connection with an end-of-workday security screening before leaving the premises did not count as FLSA worktime.
President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative might well result in increased claims by or on behalf of the affected individuals that they have not been paid in compliance with the FLSA.