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EEOC Pay Data Saga Ends (For Now), but was “Component 2” Ever an Answer to Systemic Pay Discrimination Issues?

This morning, my LinkedIn feed was full of messages and alerts about the end of the EEOC’s collection of pay and hours data through its Employer Information Report, commonly known as the EEO-1. The struggle over the collection of the “Component 2” data has drug on since 2016, and we haven’t seen the end of it yet. This pendulum swing ...

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ELLN February Music Quick Pick

Each month for our ELLN teleconference this year, I am highlighting an album.  February’s quick pick from our ELLN agenda is reproduced below.  I hope you join us on our Forums or for next month’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 ...

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

As readers of this blog know, I have the honor of serving as the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Employment & Labor Law Network (ELLN) for the 2019-20 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 after the monthly agenda. If you ...

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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: 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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