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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to Increase for 2016

The President’s Executive Order 13658, released in October 2014, which set a minimum wage for certain federal contractor employees requires that the Department of Labor adjust the minimum wage on an annual basis. Earlier this month in the Federal Register, ...

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DOL Promoting Timesheet App again on Official Blog

The DOL promoted its Timesheet app again in a blog post yesterday, which it cross-posted to DigitalGov (and why DigitalGov.Gov, instead of Digital.Gov?).  Since May 2011, DOL has offered Timesheet for individuals to use to keep their own separate time records.  The free ...

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Here’s How the Possible Federal Government Shutdown Could Impact Employers

For the umpteenth time in the past several years, Congress is once again on the brink of a threatened shutdown due to a budget standoff.  When I was an attorney at the Social Security Administration, we went through this fire ...

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Final Push Puts DOL FLSA Regulation Comments over 264,000

As employers anxiously await the final regulations codifying changes to the FLSA white collar exemptions, and the salary level in particular, the DOL announced the final public comment totals during the 60-day comment period that closed on September 4.

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Regulation Recap: The DOL’s Proposed FLSA Regulations, and What’s Next

With the comment period now officially closed, I wanted to summarize the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division’s (WHD) proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations and, in particular, the regulations governing the “white collar” exemption for executive, ...

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DOL Declines to Extend Comment Period on Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations

In a letter to Congress this week, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reported that the DOL would not extend the 60-day public comment period for providing feedback regarding the Department’s proposed rule, indicating that “a comment period ...

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