Back in November a federal judge put the Obama Administration’s overtime rules on hold. I previously posted about that here. But here is the quick recap: The DOL, at President Obama’s instruction, raised the minimum salary level for certain “white-collar” exemptions. Currently, the minimum salary level is $455 per week. The new rules were to […]
Aside from its Administrative Interpretation of joint employment under the FLSA (click here , here and here for review) the DOL has been hard at work on its final rules for white-collar overtime exemptions. These would apply primarily to Administrative, Executive, Highly Compensated, and Computer Professional employees. Last year, the DOL issued proposed rules and amid […]
One court has spoken. You may have to pay some of your interns and trainees. According to Hon. William T Lawrence, judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, universities do not have to pay their student athletes for their participation in athletic activities–because student athletes are not employees. The case […]
Most of you probably know that you cannot fire an employee for taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA. Yet cases against employers allege that very FMLA violation. What your employee recently took FMLA leave and you fire him or her for a different reason? Is it OK now? A number of employers […]
Here it is — the grand finale of FLSA overtime exemptions, the dynamic duo, the outside sales representative and the commissioned retail employee! If you employ salespeople, have you made sure that they really are exempt from overtime pay? Which sales positions make the cut? Join The Emplawyerologist after the jump to find out more!