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Muted reaction to DOL’s overtime salary threshold proposed rule

Reaction to the Department of Labor’s March 7 announcement of a 50% increase in the salary threshold has mostly focused on the practical details. Here’s what people are saying.

1st steps: Gauge impact of new OT threshold

Start strategizing how to respond by identifying who on your staff would be affected by the new salary threshold rule.

DOL releases new proposed overtime rules

After two years of speculation, false starts and hand-wringing, the U.S. Department of Labor has finally published its much-anticipated overhaul of the nation’s overtime rules.

High cost of misclassification: $1.4 million

The owners of a West Virginia coal mine have agreed to settle a U.S. Department of Labor wage-and-hour lawsuit that alleged 214 hourly employees had been misclassified as “salaried” staff, cheating them out of overtime pay.

Chang, Chung employees say cha-ching! after settlement

Fourteen restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area will pay 100 employees a total of $126,142 after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Include travel time pay when figuring OT

Do you have workers you pay a set amount for travel time from one location to another during the day? If so, that payment probably must be included in “hours worked” for calculating overtime payments for the week.

OT rule details could be revealed in March

The Trump administration is signaling that rules setting a new white-collar overtime threshold are imminent.

Bill would raise nationwide minimum wage to $15 per hour

Congressional Democrats, buoyed by their new majority in the House of Representatives, have introduced legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in every state.

Joint employer liability for Lansdale, Pa. firm, temp agencies

Fox Bindery in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and various temporary agencies it engaged violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying workers at least the federal minimum wage and proper overtime.

Remind staff: Contractors aren’t employees

The more control you exert, the more likely your organization will be on the hook as the employer in any lawsuit.