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The Effect (or Non-Effect) of Expense Reimbursements on the FLSA “Regular Rate”

Recently, we have discussed certain types of special calculations for non-exempt employees who earn commissions or who receive commissions or bonuses at a later date than they earned them. These issues are all part of broader discussions about fixed payments that ...

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Defining “Full Time” Under the FLSA and Wage and Hour Laws

All of our recent talk about alternative work schedules and handling PTO raised an issue for a reader who called me yesterday about a common issue that I frequently hear from in-house counsel, payroll administrators, and HR leaders.  Many employers don’t want ...

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Alternate Work Schedules: The 9/80 Pay Plan

Recently one of my colleagues asked a question about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) implications of a 9/80 pay plan that a client wanted to implement.  What is the 9/80 pay plan?  It is one of many alternative schedules ...

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The Regular Rate for Commissioned Employees: Lookbacks and “Earned” Commissions

In yesterday’s post, we discussed the basics of calculating the “regular rate” for non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including a reader question on how to handle commissions. Commissions are one of the forms of remuneration that you ...

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FLSA FAQ: Calculating Commissions for Non-Exempt Hourly Employees

Earlier this week in a telecommunications HR group that I participate in, one of the HR professionals asked this question: Q.  How do we pay overtime to hourly inside sales employees that are paid a fixed hourly rate plus commission?  Do ...

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Supreme Court Denies Request to Delay DOL Home Care Wage Rule

In a form order without explanation, Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday declined home health care industry groups’ request to delay a lower court’s ruling upholding the Department of Labor’s new regulations governing home health care workers aimed at boosting wages. He did not ...

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