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The US Department of Labor (USDOL) today released its much anticipated and significant Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to update and clarify the USDOL’s interpretation of joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  By way of background, in 2017, USDOL withdrew the previous administration’s guidance on the topic of joint employment, providing a clear sign that changes likely were coming to the USDOL’s analysis of joint employment. What Do You Need To…
The USDOL has proposed to update its guidance (for the most part, currently not regulations) regarding the “regular rate” for purposes of calculating FLSA overtime pay.  The NPRM is intended to update and clarify the FLSA’s requirements regarding the “regular rate” and the (rarely used) alternative “basic rate,” as briefly summarized below. Proposed Rule In A Nutshell In many cases, USDOL intends to better define the scope of certain terms within the statutory exclusions by…
The USDOL’s long-awaited proposed white-collar exemption changes a/k/a Overtime Rule 2.0 has been made available.  Once it is published in the Federal Register, the public will have 60 days to submit comments regarding, among other things, the proposed minimum salary threshold of $679 per week. Proposed Rule In A Nutshell Our Legal Alert will refresh your memory as to how we got here, but this is what you need to know now. The proposed…
We previously summarized the state-level minimum wage increases for 2019.  As reported, New Jersey subsequently set another increase from $8.85 to $10.00 effective July 1, 2019.  We have updated our prior post below, and reference chart, to reflect this addition.  More information regarding the Illinois minimum wage increase (effective in 2020) can be found here. While wage increases can occur any time of the year, January is a common time for employers to increase…