Tag Archives: 29 cfr 778.114

New York Federal Court Upholds Payment of Overtime Pursuant to Fluctuating Workweek Method Notwithstanding Bonus Pay

Uncertainty and litigation have ensued in the wake of the Department of Labor’s May 5, 2011 Final Rule regarding application of the fluctuating workweek method of overtime compensation (FWW) authorized by 29 CFR § 778.114, specifically the Rule’s commentary on the payment of incentive compensation to employees compensated via FWW.  In a thorough recent decision, … Continue Reading

Fifth Circuit Reiterates Appropriate Calculation of Damages For Employees Misclassified as Exempt

In a decision issued on August 16, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, building on its now-venerable ruling in Blackmon v. Brookshire Grocery Co., 835 F.2d 1135 (5th Cir. 1988), reversed a trial court ruling that refused to apply the “half time” measure of damages in an FLSA misclassification case. Ransom v. M. … Continue Reading

SDNY Judge Oetken Upholds Payment Of Overtime Pursuant To Fluctuating Workweek Method

The technical requirements for paying overtime pursuant to the fluctuating workweek method set forth in 29 C.F.R. § 778.114, can be confusing. The regulation, for example, discusses an employee and employer having a clear mutual understanding that overtime will be paid pursuant to the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method. In a new decision analyzing the FWW method, Judge … Continue Reading

District Court Finds Clear Mutual Understanding Necessary to Uphold Fluctuating Workweek Compensation Plan

The requirements of paying overtime to a non-exempt employee pursuant to the fluctuating workweek method are generally straightforward and set forth in 29 C.F.R. 778.114:  (1) the employee’s hours must fluctuate from week to week; (2) the employee must receive a fixed salary that is sufficient to provide compensation at a regular rate that is … Continue Reading
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