DOL: Expect new overtime pay rule in 2019

  • May 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor plans to wait until 2019 to release new proposed overtime rules for white-collar employees. The announcement, buried deep inside the Trump...

You can’t dodge FLSA by forming 2nd company

  • May 10, 2018

Ever thought you might be able to skirt the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions by arranging for related entities to “share” the same employees? Courts...

Court gives workers 2nd chance on FLSA suit

  • March 21, 2018

A federal court considering an overtime dispute recently dismissed the lawsuit because it didn’t include enough details—but then told the workers they could file an...

Ignorance is no excuse for wage violations

  • March 20, 2018

Pleading ignorance is no defense if you are sued for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. In fact, not bothering to learn the intricacies of wage-and-hour law may...

House approves comp time instead of OT pay

  • May 04, 2017

The House of Representatives on May 2 voted to allow most employers to offer compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay when nonexempt employees work more than 40...