Posts tagged with ‘FLSA’

  • DOL Proposes New Rule to Increase Minimum Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

    By XobeeAdmin on March 8, 2019
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    On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the purpose of raising the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees under federal law.   Background   The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides an exemption from federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for employees in bona fide executive, administrative, professional, and […]
  • California Supreme Court Adopts Labor Commissioner’s Attendance Bonus-Overtime Method

    By XobeeAdmin on March 9, 2018
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    Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court dove into that most important legal subject: basic math. The case of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. centered on what the denominator should be when calculating the regular rate of pay, which is in turn used to calculate the overtime pay for employees receiving a flat sum attendance bonus. As all employers should […]
  • 17 DOL Opinion Letters from the George W. Bush Administration Resurface

    By XobeeAdmin on January 25, 2018
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    On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) formally issued 17 Opinion Letters that reproduce verbatim the text of letters that were signed by the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division approximately nine years ago near the end of the George W. Bush Administration but never issued. An Official of the DOL explained that the letters had […]
  • 9th Circuit Says Benefits Cash-Out Requires Overtime Pay, Supreme Court Denies Review

    By XobeeAdmin on May 17, 2017
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    California and Nevada employers need to be aware of the intricacies of the regular rate of pay (“RROP”). RROP is used to determine overtime compensation and other payments, such as meal period premiums in California. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and its regulations describe those payments that must be included in the RROP and those that can be […]