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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

Florida Judge: LPN Who Administered Workers’ Comp Program Was Exempt Administrative Employee

Judge William Terrell Hodges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently ruled that an employee with an LPN degree who was responsible for managing an employer’s workers’ compensation claims qualified for the administrative exemption.  Hodge v. ClosetMaid Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45490 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 2, 2014). In … Continue Reading

Eighth Circuit Affirms In Part District Court’s Rejection of Jury Finding That Managers Were Properly Classified as Exempt

Reviewing a decision of a trial judge reversing a jury’s finding that several lumber company managers were properly classified as exempt, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on the narrow issue of whether testimony that ownership solicited feedback from “all employees” could support a finding that the exempt managers’ recommendations were given … Continue Reading

District Court Finds that Personnel Supervisor Is Exempt Executive

Rejecting a challenge to classification as an exempt supervisor in a warehouse setting District Court Judge James C. Turk of the Western District of Virginia ruled last week that a “personnel supervisor” in a tire production plant qualified for the FLSA’s executive exemption because “the vast majority of his time was spent in management-type functions” … Continue Reading