USDOL has announced that it does not expect to address the FLSA white-collar exemptions (the so-called “overtime rule”) until March 2019 and has slotted "joint employment" for December 2018 instead.
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.
Overlooking or permitting substandard work can make it harder to defend against claims that an employee should not have been treated as exempt.
The usefulness of website questionnaires, checklists, programs, and so on relating to the application of the FLSA's executive, administrative, professional, and outside-sales exemptions is normally very limited.