USDOL has announced a proposed rule intended to clarify the "fluctuating workweek" under the FLSA.
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.
The U.S. Department of Labor should disavow and withdraw statements made in 2011 that were intended to undercut the use of fluctuating-workweek pay plans under the FLSA.
Employers should keep in mind that an applicable state law might affect whether a "fluctuating workweek" arrangement is permitted for workers in that jurisdiction.
We have said for a while now that a "fluctuating workweek" pay plan might suit some employers' needs as to workers whom they will no longer treat as overtime-exempt in light of the U.S. Labor Department's coming federal Fair Labor Standards Act exemption changes.
The U.S. Labor Department's "fluctuating workweek" interpretative provision does not warrant the fly-specking veneration that some courts have been giving it.
The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals might review a federal judge's decision to defer to one of the U.S. Labor Department's April 2011 fluctuating-workweek assertions.
It is more important than ever to be clear-headed and articulate in opposing the proliferation of the U.S. Labor Department's muddled misconception that bonuses are supposedly "incompatible" with fluctuating-workweek pay plans.
The potential impact of the U.S. Labor Department's unfounded fluctuating-workweek commentary could be exacerbated by unnecessarily dire observations.
The U.S. Labor Department's April 5 Final Rule attempts to restrict fluctuating-workweek pay plans in two ways.