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ELLN Chair’s Newsletter and Join us at the June ACC Employment & Labor Law Teleconference Meeting Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3 is the regular monthly teleconference of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Employment & Labor Law Network (ELLN), where I am Chair this year.  This post is an open invite to in house counsel who are not already attending our ELLN monthly meetings to join us! My Chair’s newsletter appears below.  If you are an in-house counsel, ...

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Navigating the Coronavirus Unemployment / Return To Work Dilemma

I will be part of a Bloomberg Law panel tomorrow, May 13, entitled “Reopening During Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know” (click the link for free registration, with CLE available for attorneys). One of the more interesting wage and hour and corporate strategy issues that I will talk about is the incentive that the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...

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State Appeals Court Clarifies Unlimited Paid Time Off Policies in California

COVID-19-induced challenges and the resulting work-life balance changes have cut into the time I have had available for posts, but I wanted to pass along an important non-coronavirus related court decision from this past month that ties into one of our previous discussions of PTO policies. We have discussed “unlimited” paid time off policies in the past, and it remains ...

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ELLN May Music Quick Pick

Each month for our ELLN teleconference this year, I am highlighting an album.  I hope you join us on our Forums or for this afternoon’s call.  If you’re an in-house counsel and not part of the ACC or the Employment & Labor Law Network, you can join ACC and ELLN today and see what we’re all about!  I hope to (virtually) see you soon. ELLN ...

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The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: The TL;DR Version

Over the past week, we have taken a detailed look at the DOL’s new regulations affecting the calculation of the “regular rate” of pay. In Part 1, we addressed bona fide meal periods and pay for showing up or coming back. In Part 2, we looked at paid time off, reimbursements for business expenses, and “reasonableness” of expenses. Finally, in Part ...

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The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: Part 3

On January 15, the DOL’s new regulations affecting the calculation of the “regular rate” of pay took effect, in an attempt to “provide clarity and to better reflect the 21st-century workplace.” In part one of our look at the changes, we looked at how the Department of Labor (DOL) clarified certain events that relate to employees’ work schedules. In part two, we examined ...

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The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: Part 2

On January 15, the DOL’s new regulations affecting the calculation of the “regular rate” of pay took effect, in an attempt to “provide clarity and to better reflect the 21st-century workplace.” In part one of our look at the changes, we looked at how the Department of Labor (DOL) clarified certain events that relate to employees’ work schedules. This is Part 2 ...

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The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: Part 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy lately, and not just by increasing the threshold for salaried, exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That threshold increased on January 1, 2020 for the first time since the Bush Administration from $455 per week to $684 per week. However, this past last week, some more consequential regulations took ...

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