Posts tagged FLSA
U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Increasing Salary Requirement for White Collar Overtime Exemptions

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to increase the minimum salary level for workers exempt from overtime.

Under federal law workers are generally entitled to receive overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a week, unless they are exempt from overtime under a specific exemption set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The most common exemptions are the "white collar exemptions"

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Changes to Tip Pooling Rules - Congress Amends the FLSA and DOL Issues Field Guidance on Tip Pooling

In a prior post I discussed the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed changes to the tip sharing rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which would allow employers to require mandatory tip pooling if the employer did not take a tip credit for minimum wage compliance purposes. The proposed rule change quickly received negative criticism from restaurant workers and labor advocates due to the fear that the proposed rule would result in employers paying tipped employees minimum wage in order to retain employee tips.

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Supreme Court Rejects Principle That FLSA Exemptions Must Be Narrowly Construed, Granting A Victory To Employers

On April 2, 2018, in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, the United States Supreme Court rejected the longstanding principle that exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime pay requirements should be construed narrowly, granting a victory to employers.

 In Encino, a majority of the Court held that service advisors at car dealerships are exempt from the FLSA's overtime pay requirements. While this holding directly applies only to a particular segment of workers in one industry, the Court's overall decision has much broader implications.

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What Employers Need to Know About the Proposed Changes to the FLSA Tip Sharing Rules

On December 5, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Proposed Rule rescinding its 2011 regulations concerning mandatory tip pooling.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers may, in certain situations, take a "tip credit" for some of the tips a tipped employee receives to satisfy the employer's minimum wage obligations. 

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Employees Must be Paid for Breaks Shorter than 20 Minutes, Third Circuit Holds

Does your business have an employee break policy? Do you pay employees during their coffee, bathroom, and other short breaks? According to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over New Jersey), if those breaks last less than 20 minutes, employees must be paid for that time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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