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Blog posts in tag DOL Wage and Hour Division

Posted on 12/21/2017 at 10:33 AM by Mike Staebell

Paying Holiday Bonuses? Make Sure Yours Don’t Create a New Year’s Surprise

It is the time of year when employers are rewarding their employees with holiday bonuses.  If you are one of these...

Posted on 12/05/2017 at 03:04 PM by Mike Staebell

DOL proposes changes to rules on tipped employee pay

Today (December 5), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the tipped em...

Posted on 08/31/2017 at 03:52 PM by Mike Staebell

Texas court invalidates FLSA regulation raising the salary test for white collar exemptions

On Thursday, August 31, Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas struck down the Ob...

Posted on 08/23/2017 at 07:16 AM by Mike Staebell

FMLA issues that plague employers and how to cope with them, Pt. II

During my career with the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, I spent 22 years enforcing FMLA regulations, and I saw fir...

Posted on 08/04/2017 at 06:18 AM by Mike Staebell

DOL requests public input on FLSA white collar overtime exemptions

As its initial step to replacing the Fair Labor Standards Act “White Collar” exemptions Final Rule, the ...

Posted on 07/03/2017 at 10:16 AM by Mike Staebell

The return of wage and hour opinion letters

On June 27, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will resume its policy of issuing official Fair Labor Standard...

Posted on 06/07/2017 at 11:53 AM by Mike Staebell

DOL Withdraws Wage and Hour Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

Today the US Department of Labor issued a very short press release announcing the  withdrawal of two Wage and Hour...

Posted on 04/20/2017 at 10:08 AM by Mike Staebell

The tortured path of the DOL white collar/OT regulations

It’s hard to keep track of all of the Obama-era Department of Labor regulations that have gone by the wayside sinc...

Posted on 12/22/2016 at 04:48 PM by Mike Staebell

Independent contractor or employee? DOL revamps its misclassification webpage

Over the past seven years, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has been engaged in a crusade against the misclassif...
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