On September 11, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued revised Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) regulations in response to a federal court decision striking down certain portions of its previous regulations. The FFCRA is a federal law that requires certain employers to provide: (1) two weeks of paid sick leave to employees … Continue Reading
Amid growing criticism of the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Loren E. Sweatt (“Sweatt”), testified before the House Education and Labor Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee last Wednesday during which she defended the agency’s actions to protect worker safety during the pandemic. Below, we discuss the top three takeaways from … Continue Reading
The new overtime rules—requiring a minimum weekly salary of $913 ($47,476 annually) for most exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees—are scheduled to take effect on December 1. Remember that both overtime pay (for non-exempt employees) and the salary basis test (for exempt employees) are calculated on a workweek basis, and that each workweek–a fixed and regularly … Continue Reading
The DOL’s new overtime rule was published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016. As predicted in our prior post, the new regulation will take effect December 1, 2016, not within 60 days as previously indicated. This gives employers nearly 200 days to comply with the minimum salary increase for exempt status, which, as anticipated, … Continue Reading
According to Bloomberg BNA, the DOL’s final overtime rule, which is expected to be released tomorrow, will take effect December 1, 2016, not within 60 days as previously indicated. This gives employers nearly 200 days to comply with the anticipated minimum salary increase for exempt status, which is expected to more than double the current … Continue Reading
On Monday the U.S. Department of Labor released its final overtime exemption rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB will now conduct its concluding review of the regulation, which, once approved, will be published in the Federal Register. The OMB has up to 90 days to complete its review, … Continue Reading
As described in our previous blog post last week, on June 30, 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor finally released its highly anticipated proposed regulations to amend 29 CFR Part 541, the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemptions. Today, those proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register, marking the beginning of the sixty … Continue Reading
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