Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

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    By Susan Prince, JD The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released proposed changes to the overtime regulations. These proposed changes would increase the salary level for exemption from overtime to $921 per week (or $774 per week, if employed in American Samoa by employers other than the federal government), from the current salary...
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    by Susan Prince The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The new regulations will increase the number of employees nationwide who qualify for overtime. Employers, get ready because the...
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    The federal law requiring employers to pay overtime compensation to employees is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA was passed in 1938 to ensure a number of different “fair labor standards,” the most notable of which is the requirement that most employees be paid overtime. There are several additional overtime pay...

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    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employers are required to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours in a given workweek at a rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay. There are many exceptions to this general requirement for employees who perform certain types of work – most...

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    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938 to ensure that employers who fall within its reach abide by a number of different “fair labor standards.” Accordingly, FLSA establishes key employment standards in a number of areas including minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and employing younger workers....

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    In 1963, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act (EPA) as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to “prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers.” In general, the EPA applies to most employees for work done for most employers, although there are certain exceptions. The Act prohibits pay...

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    The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for administering and enforcing a number of federal laws that set basic labor standards. WHD conducts investigations for a number of reasons, all having to do with enforcement of the laws and ensuring an employer’s compliance. The WHD targets certain industries...

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    Many federal employment laws are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Some of the employment-related laws the agency oversees include the following: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). This Act's reporting requirements for continuation of health-care provisions is administered by the DOL's...

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    Wage & hour litigation and Department of Labor enforcement remain two of HR's biggest challenges. Last year alone, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division received 40,000 complaints, a 15 percent increase over the previous year. Travel-related issues in particular pose a significant risk for wage & hour claims since the line between...
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    Reports coming out of federal and state labor departments speak loud and clear: wage & hour enforcement is stepping up. This recent crackdown gives employers a lot to think about: When is a commute really part of the workday? Which employees are exempt and which ones are nonexempt? What are the rules for meal and break times? How are...
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