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D.C. Circuit Strikes Down 2010 USDOL Administrator’s Interpretation Regarding FLSA Status of Loan Officers

In 2010, the Department of Labor announced it would cease its “opinion letter” practice, wherein employers could submit written questions regarding application of the FLSA and its implementing regulations, and receive guidance. Replacing the opinion letter structure were “administrator interpretations,” wherein the Department would simply issue an advisory opinion on its own volition.  Contemporaneous with announcing … Continue Reading

Restaurant Association Defeats Department of Labor, Invalidates 2011 Tip Regulations

In 2010, the Ninth Circuit held in Cumbie v. Woody Woo, Inc., that an employee’s property right to tips attaches under the FLSA only if the employer is taking a tip credit pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 203(m). In response to this decision the Department of Labor passed widely discussed-regulations which, contrary to the decision, purport … Continue Reading
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