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Working on Overtime: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Proposal to Revise the Overtime Exemption Regulations

By Tammy D. McCutchen[1] In March 2014, President Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA” or the “Act”) regulations governing when white collar employees can be classified as “exempt” from the FLSA minimum wage and overtime requirements. Declaring that “Americans have spent too long working more [...]

DOL Sends Proposal to Narrow Overtime Exemptions to the White House

In March 2014, President Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to revise the “white collar” overtime exemption regulations. Declaring "Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return," the President ordered the revision of the overtime exemption regulations with a goal of making millions more workers eligible for overtime pay.  On May [...]

DOL to continue close scrutiny of independent contractors

In its FY 2016 budget request, the U.S. Department of Labor seeks an increase of almost $31.7 million and 300 additional enforcement staff for its Wage & Hour Division (WHD). Much of this requested increase is flagged to increase directed investigations under WHD’s “fissured industries” initiative: “WHD continues to increase its presence in those industries [...]

FLSA Cases Continue To Increase

FLSA cases filed in federal courts continue to grow, according to Law360’s 2014 FLSA Litigation Report released last week. Nearly 8,000 FLSA cases were filed in 2014, an increase of 3.32% over 2013. Although this increase seems modest, it continues a decade-long trend. Statistics available from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shows [...]

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