Author Archives: Doug Hass

The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: Part 3

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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 ...

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The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: Part 2

DOL seal

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 ...

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The New FLSA “Regular Rate” Clarifications: Part 1

DOL seal

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 ...

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Final Wages: Paying Accrued Leave at Termination

Holiday

Earlier this month, we discussed the range of issues that an employee departure can raise for employers. One of the most frequently searched topics on this blog relates to accrued vacation, PTO, sick leave, and other leave banks, and, in ...

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ELLN January Music Quick Pick

Each month for our ELLN teleconference this year, I am highlighting an album.  January’s quick pick from our ELLN agenda is reproduced below.  I hope you join us for this afternoon’s call.  If you’re an in-house counsel and not part of the ACC or ...

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Join us at the January ACC Employment & Labor Law Teleconference Meeting Tomorrow!

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 ...

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Paying Final Wages to Departing Employees

Happy New Year! I hope that 2020 is off to a good start for you! For me, this is the time of the year to (among other things) start finalizing succession planning and updating our pipeline of directors, executives, and ...

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Are Employers Required to Pay Workers for Holidays?

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In our last post, we talked about unlimited vacation, but this time of year, vacation is obviously not the only thing on our minds. As I sit in union negotiations this week talking about holidays and holiday pay (among other ...

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ELLN December Music Quick Pick

Each month for our ELLN teleconference this year, I am highlighting an album.  December’s quick pick from our ELLN agenda is reproduced below.  I hope you join us for this afternoon’s call.  If you’re an in-house counsel and not part ...

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Join us at the ACC Employment & Labor Law Teleconference Meeting Tomorrow!

Eagle-eyed followers might have noticed that my LinkedIn profile and e-mail signatures changed recently. I have the honor of serving as the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Employment & Labor Law Network (ELLN) for the 2019-20 year! The Association of Corporate ...

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