The first of several USDOL "listening" sessions provided few answers. The primary question remains whether the agency will listen this time around as it takes on the FLSA's white-collar exemptions.
The public comment period for the USDOL's proposed rescission of the 2011 tip regulations has closed. Regardless of where data and "fairness" concerns might lead one, the fundamental legal issue is that the agency's authority does not extend to circumstances where an employer is not taking the tip credit.
Fisher Phillips has filed its own extensive comments on the U.S. Labor Department's proposals and requests relating to the FLSA's Section 13(a)(1) exemptions.
It might not be too late to influence the U.S. Labor Department's final regulatory revisions relating to the application of the FLSA's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption.
There have been further developments regarding the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed regulation that would drastically limit the FLSA's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption.
The U.S. Labor Department has further extended to March 21, 2012 the time for commenting upon provisions that would essentially spell the end of the FLSA exemptions for companions and live-in domestic-service workers.
The deadline is set for submitting comments on proposed provisions that would drastically limit the FLSA's exemptions for "companionship" workers and live-in domestic employees.