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Fifth Circuit Grants Government Request for Additional Time to State Position on Overtime Rule

Before the election the Department of Labor asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite its appeal regarding the validity of the DOL’s Final Rule, which increased the salary level for the white collar exemptions.  Earlier this week, however, following the inauguration of President Trump, the Department of Labor made the opposite request, asking … Continue Reading

When Will The DOL Issue Final Regulations Increasing The Salary Basis Threshold?

Since the United States Department of Labor announced its intention, in response to the President’s directive, to more than double the salary basis necessary to qualify for the “white collar” exemptions from overtime, the business community has swung into action. Employers and associations have both been lobbying for a more modest increase to the minimum … Continue Reading

Preview To Exemption Regulations: White House Announces Drastic Salary Basis Increase

White House coverage reports that the revamped white collar exemption regulations will be released this week, and will include a salary basis requirement more than double the current federal level. Reports peg the new salary basis requirement at $50,440 per year, or $970/week, with future adjustment linked to the 40th percentile of income. This news … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to the Department of Labor Concerning The Proposed Changes To Exemptions for White Collar Regulations

As employers prepare themselves for potentially unwelcome proposed revisions to the white collar regulations that are expected to pose operational, business and compliance challenges, we offer the following five suggestions to the Department for the purpose of assisting the agency with simplifying and streamlining the regulations consistent with the President’s directive: Address holistically the exempt … Continue Reading

DOL Announces Proposed Rule Effectuating Increase To Contractor Minimum Wage

As discussed in greater detail on the Jackson Lewis website here, this week the Department of Labor published its Proposed Rule implementing the minimum wage increase for federal contractors ordered by the President through Executive Order earlier this year.  Under the EO, the minimum wage for work covered by the Davis-Bacon Act or Service Contract … Continue Reading

GAO Study Highlights Need for “Systematic” Approach to DOL Review of Regulations

The President’s recent directive to revise the federal wage-hour regulations includes a directive to simplify these rules.  This simplicity mandate ties in to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study analyzing the year-over-year increase in FLSA litigation.  The GAO study found that a decrease in DOL guidance regarding the law and a failure by DOL … Continue Reading

President Raises Minimum Wage For Employees of Federal Contractors

As discussed in a recently released White House fact sheet and summarized more fully here, the President is expected to announce tonight during the State of the Union that his office will issue an Executive Order prospectively raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10.  While many contractors pay higher rates pursuant to the … Continue Reading
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