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Wage & Hour Watch

Welcome to the Wage & Hour Watch, which features ruminations and insights derived from Compliance Specialist Mike Staebell's 33 years enforcing federal labor laws for the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Mike blogs regularly on the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and lesser-known statutes such as the Davis-Bacon Act, H-1B, and more. These articles will offer tips on staying in compliance, updates on new laws and regulations, and how to deal with DOL investigations should you be subjected to one.


 

Posted on 05/29/2019 at 09:14 AM by Mike Staebell

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s tip credit rules, employers can pay a base hourly wage as low as $2.13/hour t...

Posted on 04/02/2019 at 10:25 AM by Mike Staebell

DOL, Joint Employment, Regulations

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Part 791 of Title 29 of...

Posted on 03/29/2019 at 10:20 AM by Mike Staebell

Employment, Overtime, FLSA, DOL, Regular Rate

On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to clarify and amend the...

Posted on 03/22/2019 at 11:38 AM by Russell Samson

As we discussed here, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor pu...

Posted on 03/20/2019 at 02:35 PM by Mike Staebell

Recently, an employer came to the firm with a letter  from the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).  The...

Posted on 03/08/2019 at 04:07 PM by Russell Samson

DOL, Employment, FLSA, Timesheet

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor issued a Notice of Propo...

Posted on 02/05/2019 at 11:23 AM by Mike Staebell

Time Card, FLSA Overtime Calculation, Department of Labor

Under the FLSA, the “regular rate” is a mathematical computation used to determine the straight-time rate of...

Posted on 12/21/2018 at 10:00 AM by Mike Staebell

The Wage and Hour Watch reported on the reintroduction of Administrator’s Opinion Letters by DOL’s Wage and...

Posted on 12/10/2018 at 10:00 AM by Mike Staebell

Mike Staebell, Compliance, Labor Laws, Des Moines IA

Back in 1982 when I began my career with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), I attended an intense four-week classroom tra...
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