Category Archive: FLSA

Nov 18

Breaking News: Federal Judge Hears Overtime Challenge and Promises to Rule Soon – Lexology

Breaking News: Federal Judge Hears Overtime Challenge and Promises to Rule Soon USA November 16 2016 Revised overtime regulations are still scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, but an effort to halt them remains alive. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III, a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas, held a hearing today …

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Nov 18

Bill seeks to close wage gaps by prohibiting salary history inquiries – Lexology

Bill seeks to close wage gaps by prohibiting salary history inquiries DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC USA November 16 2016 A bill recently introduced into Congress would amend the Fair Labour Standards Act to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. The Pay Equity for All Act (HR 6030) was introduced into …

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Aug 30

Ex-Workers File Putative Class Action Claiming Celebrity Wahlburgers Stole Wages 

  NEW YORK – Five former workers filed a class action lawsuit last week against Wahlburgers restaurants and three of its franchisee entities and their officers, claiming widespread wage theft. The privately-held franchisor is owned and operated by actors and producers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother, celebrity chef Paul Wahlberg. The Boston-based franchised …

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Aug 23

Do Employees Need to Have Final Hiring and Firing Authority to Qualify for the FLSA’s Executive Exemption? – Lexology

  (DMC Note: This correlates with a pending paper I have coming out in The Journal of Compensation and Benefits, covering the Graziadio decision which can be found here: Graziadio_20v._20Culinary. When the two cases are read together, under FMLA and FLSA rules, almost anyone involved in the HR, Compensation, or Benefits process can be found to be …

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Aug 22

Final Overtime Rule Increases Minimum Exempt Salary to $47,476 Effective Dec. 1, 2016 – Lexology

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its final overtime rule, which increases the minimum salary that must be paid to exempt employees to $47,476 a year, or $913 a week, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule is expected to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million workers not currently eligible for overtime, …

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