Misunderstandings about the FLSA sometimes lead employers unintentionally to pay more than the law requires.
Mixed-bag H.R. 1406 would amend the FLSA to permit "comp time" in the private sector.
Now that the election is behind us, employers should consider what they might anticipate in the field of wage-hour law.
If a 35% spike in the FLSA minimum wage, a $590-per-week increase in the salary amount required for exempt "white collar" workers, an immediate 41% rise in the cash wage required for tipped employees, and a new paid-time-off requirement are prescriptions for an economic upturn, then help might be on the way.