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.
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.
State reimbursement laws, most recently in Illinois, add another layer to the already confusing subject of reimbursing business expenses under the FLSA and other wage-related laws.
USDOL reportedly is submitting a proposed rule for review by the federal Office of Management and Budget. Publication on target for first quarter.
In addition to the minimum wage increase, Massachusetts employers must comply with two less flashy, but more administratively burdensome, changes.
Despite most of the government being occupied with the "shutdown" dilemma, the unaffected USDOL has remained busy and gifted us with two opinion letters today.
Here is a handy summary of the minimum wage increases applicable to most employers in the coming year.