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Two suits have been filed challenging the U.S. Labor Department's impending increases to the dollar-amount thresholds for most of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s so-called "white collar" exemptions.

There appears to be some continuing misunderstanding about exactly which exempt employees might be affected by the December 1 increase in the minimum salary amount required to meet the basic compensation criterion for an executive, administrative, professional, or derivative exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1).

Employers must steer clear of the misconception that job descriptions alone can "make" employees exempt under the FLSA's so-called "white collar" exemptions.

It seems unlikely that recent Congressional proposals will succeed in stopping, deferring, changing, or curtailing the enforcement of the U.S. Labor Department's coming increases in the minimum dollar thresholds required for most of 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.

At long last, the U.S. Labor Department has disclosed the details of its final revised regulations defining the executive, administrative, professional, "outside salesman", and derivative exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1).

According to Bloomberg BNA, reports are that the new minimum salary for the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemptions will annualize to "about" $47,000.

What if there is already a way to "credit" various non-salary compensation against an increased salary minimum?

The publication date for the U.S. Labor Department's revised federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) "white collar" exemption definitions remains uncertain.  But a growing consensus is that they are likely to be released within the next four weeks or so.

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