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

Tipped Employees and the FLSA: DOL Offers Welcome Guidance

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 Proposes Revisions to Joint Employer 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 09:26 AM by Mike Staebell

DOL Announces Proposed Rule to amend the FLSA’s Regular Rate Provisions

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

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

We Know What You Are Doing – And You’d Better Knock It Off DOL’s New “Warning Letter”

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

Posted on 02/05/2019 at 11:16 AM by Mike Staebell

FLSA “Regular Rate” Regulations are a Current Hot Topic for the DOL

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

2018 Wage and Hour Opinion Letters Offer Helpful FMLA Guidance

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

Posted on 12/07/2018 at 02:17 PM by Mike Staebell

Can the Wage and Hour Division Really Help?

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

Posted on 11/02/2018 at 12:35 PM by Mike Staebell

Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda Shows Where DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is Headed

Twice a year, in spring and fall, the federal government issues its Unified Regulatory Agenda.  This agenda sets fo...

Posted on 10/26/2018 at 12:13 PM by Mike Staebell

Just When You Thought the Trump DOL Was Relaxing Enforcement

Under the current administration, a number of DOL regulations have gone by the wayside by way of the Congressional Revie...
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