USDOL has announced a proposed rule intended to clarify the "fluctuating workweek" under the FLSA.
After 80 years with the USDOL, the FLSA needs a shakeup. The problem is that, even as we anxiously await proposed regulations from the current agency and contemplate how things might be under a potential new one, it’s the 80-year-old law that needs change, and not just because it is outdated.
Whether the FLSA effectively prohibits an employer from imposing certain costs (such as for purchasing a uniform) on an employee depends on a variety of factors, including whether it is cost-prohibitive in the particular circumstances.
Misunderstandings about the FLSA sometimes lead employers unintentionally to pay more than the law requires.