Author Archives: Doug Hass

FLSA FAQs: Pay Agreements and Changing Employee Pay Rates

For many employers and employees, a new year means a review of pay levels and new agreements about pay going forward. (I hope that it means pay increases, but as we discussed with the Pay Period Leap Year last week ...

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53 Fridays: The 2021 Pay Period Leap Year

We have reached the first non-holiday Friday of 2021, which means today is the first payday for many employers (including my own). 2021 is one of those years that come along every 5, 6 or 11 years, depending on your ...

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DOL Finalizes Independent Contractor vs. Employee FLSA Rule That Likely Will Never Take Effect

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In September, we discussed the Department of Labor’s announcement of a then-proposed rule offering the agency’s interpretations of whether a worker is an independent contractor for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Before the horrific chaos at the Capitol ...

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ELLN January Music Quick Pick

Each month, I highlight an album as part of the ACC’s Employment and Labor Law Network’s outreach and engagement, and just to give you something non-legal related to enjoy every month.  I hope you join us on our Forums and at today’s monthly ...

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ELLN December Music Quick Pick

Each month, I highlight an album as part of the ACC’s Employment and Labor Law Network’s outreach and engagement, and just to give you something non-legal related to enjoy every month.  I hope you join us on our Forums and at today’s ...

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ELLN October Music Quick Pick

Each month this year, I have been highlighting an album as part of ELLN’s outreach and engagement, and just to give you something non-legal related to enjoy every month.  I hope you join us on our Forums and at next week’s ACC ...

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

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7 is the regular monthly teleconference of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Employment & Labor Law Network (ELLN), where I have served as Chair this year (my term ends this month).  This post is an open invite ...

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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, September 2 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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