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ELLN March Music Quick Pick

Each month for our ELLN teleconference this year, I am highlighting an album.  March’s quick pick from our ELLN agenda is reproduced below.  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 ...

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ELLN Chair’s Newsletter and Join us at the March 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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FLSA FAQs: Liquidated Damages and FLSA Non-Compliance

In our last post, we discussed what can happen if you do not pay the proper overtime premium to your employees pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees whose employers fail to make FLSA-required overtime can enforce their rights under the FLSA in a private action filed in a federal district court for their unpaid overtime compensation. 29 U.S.C. ...

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FLSA FAQs: Penalties for FLSA Non-Compliance

In recent weeks, we have gotten really into the weeds about the modifications to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and the TL;DR version). This week, I would like to back up and talk about why all of these detailed regulations mater in the first place, at least from the perspective of ...

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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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