U.S. Labor Secretary candidate Alexander Acosta's March 22 confirmation hearing might have provided insight into some potential Labor Department actions affecting the FLSA and analogous federal laws.
Federal District Judge Amos L. Mazzant has denied the U.S. Department of Labor's request to halt proceedings in his court while it appeals the preliminary injunction he granted preventing salary-related changes in the FLSA's "white collar" exemption requirements from taking effect.
The U.S. Department of Labor has appealed last week's court order that prevented the salary-related changes in the FLSA's "white collar" exemptions from taking effect today.
Care and reflection are essential in deciding what to do in light of yesterday's ruling halting the salary-related "white collar" exemption changes.
Donald Trump's election does not mean that employers may now ignore the coming changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" definitions.
Some might find U.S. Labor Department "Fact Sheets" to be useful summaries or overviews in evaluating exemption status, but these materials are not themselves the definitions of exempt status under the FLSA's Section 13(a)(1).
With only about 60 days to go, we continue to urge employers to move forward with their final preparations for the increased dollar-amount thresholds under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's so-called "white collar" exemptions.
Employers must steer clear of the misconception that job descriptions alone can "make" employees exempt under the FLSA's so-called "white collar" exemptions.
What will and will not count as "nondiscretionary" bonuses and incentive payments for purposes of the U.S. Labor Department's coming alternative 90%/10% approach to meeting the FLSA "white collar" exemptions' salary test?
One aspect of the U.S. Labor Department's revised compensation requirements for the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions could mean that some employers will have to keep records of at least some of these exempt employees' hours worked.