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July Brings DOL Forbearance on Liquidated Damages in Wage Claims, Investigations

Effective today, July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is cutting employers a temporary break. As we discussed back in March, employers can be sued for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), such as failing to pay minimum wage for all hours worked or to provide overtime pay as required. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division ...

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ELLN July 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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ELLN Chair’s Newsletter and Join us at the July 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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ELLN June 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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DOL Updates Guidance on Family First Coronavirus Response Act Leave

Last week, we discussed the bulletin released late last Friday by the Department of Labor (DOL) announcing that the agency would stop routinely seeking liquidated damages in pre-litigation settlements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL had a busy Friday afternoon at the end of June, though, because in Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-4, the DOL’s Wage and Hour ...

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July Brings DOL Forbearance on Liquidated Damages in Wage Claims, Investigations

Effective today, July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is cutting employers a temporary break. As we discussed back in March, employers can be sued for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), such as failing to pay minimum wage for all hours worked or to provide overtime pay as required. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division ...

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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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