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Management's signing a U.S. Wage and Hour Division "Summary of Unpaid Wages" on-the-spot might complicate later challenges to the factual assumptions, reasoning, and/or legal conclusions underlying the back-wages assessed.

After more than a year, USDOL has finally disclosed at least some information concerning its "policy" of sometimes insisting that an employer pay liquidated damages as a condition of resolving alleged FLSA violations at the investigative stage.

A recent settlement emphasizes that employers must be sure they are prepared to respond appropriately to a nursing mother's request for breaks to express breastmilk.

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Department of Labor is increasing the civil money penalties available for certain violations of the FLSA and/or related regulations.

The U.S. Department of Labor's internal "policy" regarding FLSA liquidated damages remains unclear and undisclosed.

The U.S. Labor Department's final "Guidance" concerning President Obama's July 2014 "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order suggests that the agency might be applying an improper standard in determining what is a "willful" violation of the FLSA.

The U.S. Labor Department has issued an Interim Final Rule that will substantially increase the civil money penalties it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and related regulations.

The U.S. Labor Department has released Administrator Interpretation No. 2016-1, dealing with concepts of "joint employment" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

The U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division is "reach[ing] out" to educate retail workers about their FLSA rights.

The U.S. Labor Department has now announced that, beginning on November 12, it will start enforcing its revised regulations governing the FLSA's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and Section 13(b)(21) overtime exemption for "live-in domestics".

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