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The USDOL has proposed to update its guidance regarding how the "regular rate" is calculated for purposes of overtime pay.
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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.
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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.
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Employers should take steps to lower the risk of a mistaken back-pay ruling in an FLSA "failed exemption" lawsuit.
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Notwithstanding incomplete or over-simplified U.S. Department of Labor "guidance", employers should recognize that the FLSA overtime regular rate will almost always vary as the overtime hours worked in a workweek vary.
"Guidance" offered by the U.S. Labor Department appears to be misleading employers into thinking that they can comply with the FLSA's overtime requirements by paying a "fixed salary" that "includes" FLSA overtime wages for varying numbers of overtime hours worked.
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The correct answer to our July 1 Quick Quiz is "$25".
How is FLSA overtime pay calculated for an employee paid at a piece-rate with a minimum-hourly-rate guarantee?