Category Archives: FLSA

A Year of Change – Increasing Penalties and More

One thing we already know about 2016– this year will bring changes in many of the “numbers” we are accustomed to in the world of employment law: the OSHA penalties are likely to significantly increase, the salary level for exempt … Continue reading

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New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Workers

For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Labor proposed updates today to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) white collar overtime regulations. These changes will impact businesses throughout the United States. The Department estimates that, … Continue reading

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What About the Volunteers?

It seems like these days we hear all about interns – are they properly classified? Do we have to pay them? But what about volunteers? If a company or nonprofit has volunteers, it MUST evaluate whether it is properly classifying … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Exemption: The Highly Compensated Employee

**If you want to learn more about how the highly compensated employee exemption will be impacted by the new Department of Labor regulations that were proposed in June 2015 – then go here to read this article. How forgotten is the … Continue reading

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FLSA Update – Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the Supreme Court ruled on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are properly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Short answer – Yes. The FLSA requires that employees are paid at least … Continue reading

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