Congrats on winning FLSA case! Now see about legal costs

Should you happen to win a Fair Labor Standards Act case, you may be entitled to reimbursement of your litigation costs.

DOL increases penalties for labor and immigration violations

The U.S. Department of Labor has increased the price tag for employers that violate wage-and-hour, safety and immigration laws.

Supreme Court decision may mean fewer regs

On June 20, the United States Supreme Court concluded that a U.S. Department of Labor regulation on exempt status was so “procedurally defective” that judicial “deference is not warranted.”

Wage & hour lawsuits explode: 10 tips to stay out of court

Wage-and-hour awsuits by employees hit a record high last year. Here are 10 do’s and don’ts to reduce your lawsuit risk ...

Overtime law changes: News, analysis and compliance advice

The U.S. Department of Labor has now updated the rules that determine which salaried employees are exempt (not eligible for overtime pay) and which are nonexempt. Here's the full story from beginning to end, with compliance advice.

New overtime rules arrive; compliance date set

The Department of Labor's update to the Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees overtime rights for many more salaried workers.

New OT rules may catch small business by surprise

Could it be that so many were completely unaware that such a big change was on its way?

HR firm pays for basic wage-and-hour mistake

A California HR outsourcing firm must pay more than $1 million in back overtime wages to hundreds of employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found widespread Fair Labor Standards Act violations.

Self-audit checklist for administrative exemption


So here we are at the beginning of May. Sooner (or maybe later) the Department of Labor will release its long awaited regulations increasing the weekly amount employees must earn to be exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Last week, we offered a checklist you could use to review the status of your executives. This week, we’re offering a checklist you can use to test the status of your administrative employees.

PO'd telemarketers get relief on bathroom breaks

A telemarketing company will have to pay $1.75 million to 6,000 employees after a federal judge ruled the company’s policy of making employees clock out to go to the bathroom violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Intra- or interstate? It matters for OT suit

Drivers who deliver merchandise via interstate commerce aren’t covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, but by the Motor Carrier Act.

WHD crushes SoCal recycler with double damages

An Orange County recycler will pay 15 workers $200,378 in back wages and damages after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation uncovered numerous Fair Labor Standard Act violations.

FLSA settlement can include nondisparagement clause

Employers can prevent an employee who receives an FLSA settlement from badmouthing them by including a nondisparagement clause in the settlement agreement.

DOL cracking down on exempt salary fraud

Ahead of the soon-to-be released white-collar overtime rule overhaul, the Department of Labor has begun pursuing employers that abuse the exempt classification system.
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