Tag Archives: Wage and Hour

DOL Starts Enforcing New Home Health Care Provider Rule Today

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As we discussed in October, the Supreme Court denied a request to stay the Department of Labor’s new “Home Care” Final Rule, which prohibits third-party employers from using the overtime exemption in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for certain domestic ...

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Closing the Deal: Strategies to Address FLSA and Wage and Hour Problems during Due Diligence

In Monday’s post, I highlighted some of the steps buyers and sellers should follow when conducting due diligence on FLSA and other wage and hour-related issues.  The next obvious question, of course, is what to do when your initial due ...

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Election Day and Wage and Hour Law: Paid Voting Leave Laws

We’ll get back to FLSA mergers and acquisition tips tomorrow, I promise, but today is election day in many places around the country.  It is easy to remember election day in presidential years, but state and local elections happen every ...

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Closing the Deal: FLSA Due Diligence with Mergers & Acquisitions at Record Highs

Over the past week, I’ve read a spate of stories about the boom in mergers and acquisitions around the world.  In the U.S., we’re in the biggest boom in M&A activities since the 2008 economic crisis.  Israel has already set ...

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Spooky Halloween Stories: Al Jazeera Publishes New Editorial Featuring Wage and Hour Division Administrator Dr. David Weil

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I tweeted this article out on Twitter last week, but for your Friday reading, I wanted to pass along Al Jazeera’s editorial profile of Dr. David Weil, the administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).  The WHD is ...

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FLSA FAQ: Handling Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave Pay for Alternative Work Schedules

Last week, we discussed the 9/80 pay plan, and it raised a couple of questions for readers given the increasing prevalence of these schedules in the workplace.  If employees regularly work 9-hour or 10-hour shifts because of a 9/80 or ...

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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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Shepherders and the H-2A Visa: DOL Publishes New Rule on Minimum Wage, Other Issues

In proof that the reach of the Department of Labor, the FLSA, and immigration laws is greater than you ever thought, this past week, the DOL published its Final Rule on shepherders and other herders of range livestock, including goats.  The ...

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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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Supreme Court Denies Request to Delay DOL Home Care Wage Rule

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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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