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9 Oct, 2019

DOL Issues Final Overtime Regulations

2019-10-08T13:21:33-05:00October 9th, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor, Exempt Employee, FLSA|

This post is provided by one of Lamson Dugan & Murray's Employment Law Attorneys, Eric Tiritilli. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finally issued the overtime regulations, updating the salary thresholds for the white-collar exemptions, including executive, administrative, professional exemptions, and the highly compensated employee exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As you may recall, the DOL originally tried to increase the salary threshold under the Obama administration, [...]

17 Aug, 2015

The New “White Collar” Exemption Regulations

2018-04-23T23:55:10-05:00August 17th, 2015|Construction Contractor Advisor, FLSA|

This summer the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued proposed changes to the white-collar overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The white collar exemptions include the executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employee exemptions.  The focus of the proposed regulations is to increase the salary level required to qualify for the exemption from $23,660 per year to $50,440 per year.  The DOL predicts this [...]

19 Jan, 2012

Minimizing Your Risk under the Fair Labor Standards Act

2012-01-19T09:26:34-06:00January 19th, 2012|Employee, FLSA, Independent Contractor|

The US Department of Labor reported that nearly 10% more FLSA lawsuits were filed in 2010 than in 2009, and almost double the number filed in 2005. And, DOL investigations and back-pay collection claims remain at or near record levels. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of FLSA claims: FLSA Audit. Consider performing an FLSA audit to review your policies and practices, especially those relating to exempt positions, [...]