Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

DOL Announces New Test For Paying Interns

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor announced it was changing its test for whether a company needs to pay its interns. Before we get to the new test, let’s take a step back. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that…

If You Pay Minimum Wage, You Can Keep the Tips

A few years back, some restaurants around the country made headlines by paying their waitstaff more than minimum wage and putting the kibosh on customer tips. This broke with the traditional way of paying customarily-tipped employees. That is, most employers…

Court Strikes Down Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor rule that would have compelled employers to pay overtime to millions of more workers has been struck down by a federal court in Texas. Agreeing with business groups and the 21 states that had challenged the…

House Passes Comp Time Bill

A bill allowing employers to pay workers in comp time rather than cash for overtime hours was passed by the House today. On a largely partisan lines, the House voted 229-197 to approve the Working Families Flexibility Act. Six Republicans…

Congress Weighing Comp Time In Lieu of OT

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, when a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek, that employee gets paid overtime at time-and-a-half the regular rate of pay. Under the FLSA, a private-sector employer cannot provide that employee…

Judge Suspends Overtime Rule

A federal district court judge issued an order Tuesday temporarily stopping new rules on overtime pay from taking effect. Beginning Dec. 1, employers would have had to pay overtime to an estimated 4 million salaried workers earning less than $913…

How President Trump Is Likely to Impact HR

As we prepare for Donald Trump to enter office on January 20, what changes might his administration bring? Will he honor the former administration’s bold moves around EEO reporting, contractor rules, minimum wage, FLSA, and equal pay laws? Or will…