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As the summer comes to a close, USDOL’s continued momentum ensures a busy fall for employers.  While we await the details, one thing is clear – employers should take these three steps right now.

USDOL has maintained a very busy agenda for the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, but recent action plans released by the President show that we may be in for additional, significant regulatory changes in the future.

Fisher Phillips continues to urge USDOL to publish a valid "Overtime Rule" that is practical to apply.

USDOL's latest opinion letter confirms its view that certain "gig employees" are, indeed, independent contractors.

The USDOL has proposed to update its guidance regarding how the "regular rate" is calculated for purposes of overtime pay.

USDOL's proposed white-collar exemption changes a/k/a Overtime Rule 2.0 includes a proposed minimum salary threshold of $679 per week.  The period for public comment will close on May 21, 2019.

USDOL's long-awaited proposed white-collar exemption changes a/k/a Overtime Rule 2.0 includes a proposed minimum salary threshold of $679 per week.

The USDOL has removed the infamous "20% Rule" from its Field Operations Handbook, but employers should be mindful of its disjointed approach to revisions across and within agency materials.

This week USDOL increased the civil money penalties it can impose for certain FLSA violations.

USDOL reportedly is submitting a proposed rule for review by the federal Office of Management and Budget.  Publication on target for first quarter.

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