Author Archives: Doug Hass

DOL Proposes (Potentially Temporary) Independent Contractor vs. Employee Interpretations of FLSA

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Since the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division first announced its spring’s unified regulatory agenda, we have known that the DOL was planning to use the waning months of the Trump administration’s first term to fast track a new employee ...

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ELLN September 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 ...

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

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5 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 ...

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ELLN August 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 ...

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

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5 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 ...

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Reclassifying Exempt Employees as Non-Exempt under the FLSA

We have discussed exempt and non-exempt classifications and related issues many times here. Normally, we talk about classifying non-exempt employees as exempt under (most commonly) one of the white collar exemptions. What about the reverse? Can an employer decide to ...

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Lessons from the DOL’s Recovery of Backpay from Chick-Fil-A Franchisee for Improper Uniform Deductions

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it had secured over $12,000 in back wages for 184 employees of a Chick-Fil-A franchisee. The settlement secured by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is a good reminder that DOL ...

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DOL Updates Guidance on Family First Coronavirus Response Act Leave

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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