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What's your wage strategy for the DOL regulations published today?

Employers with overtime exempt salary employees will want to determine which employees are currently paid a salary of less than $913 per week and get a sense of the effect the increase to the minimum salary level may have on their business.

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HR Update: Anticipation Grows As Employers Wait For Publication of DOL Final Overtime Rules

Earlier this year, the DOL announced that it submitted its final overtime rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review and, thereby, signaled that the final regulations could be published and effective within the next few months. However, as of this time, the final regulations have not been published and it remains to be seen to what extent the minimum salary level requirement will be increased. 

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U.S. Child Labor Laws - Changes that may affect your business

  U.S. Child Labor Laws - Changes that may affect your business   The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Child-Labor Regulations have recently been revised. On July, 19, 2010, the final revisions to the child-labor regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act will become legally effective.   The Department of Labor has been receiving comments on these most recent suggested regulation changes to the U.S. child labor laws since 2007. The DOL states that these revisions are supposed to make it easier for people under that age if 18 to get a job. These revisions only apply to non-agricultural positions. The Department of Labor (DOL) is scheduled to revise the provisions concerning minors in agricultural employment. The revisions single out industries like banking, information technology and advertising.    While the regulations offer an array of rules to follow, the most recent revisions address specific issues:   There is a provision permitting 14 and 15 year olds to wo ...

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DOL says you may have to compensate employees for time spent putting on protective equipment required by law.

  DOL says you may have to compensate employees for time spent putting on protective equipment required by law. The new Department of Labor’s (DOL) Administrator’s Interpretation, issued by Deputy Administrator Nancy J. Leppink), concerns whether you have to pay for the time employees use to change put on and take off protective equipment required by law. It’s entitles “SUBJECT: Section 3(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C.  203(o), and the definition of clothes.” (Administrator's Interpretation No. 2010-2)   Under the Fair Labor and Standards Act, you don’t have to pay employees for their time spend changing clothes or washing at the beginning or end of each workday. But, this new Administrator’s Interpretation explains that safety equipment is going to be treated separately, and that changing into and out of protective equipment required by law is now time that your employees will be compensated for.   So, if your employees ar ...

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Introduction to pay deductions covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Introduction to pay deductions covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes, among other things, federal standards for minimum wages and overtime pay that employers are required to follow. Unless a specific minimum wage and overtime exemption applies, employees must be paid at least the applicable minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime for any hours in excess of 40 hours worked in the workweek. Employees who do not qualify for an exemption are commonly referred to as "nonexempt employees" and those employees who do qualify are referred to as "exempt employees." Risks The issue of improper deductions applies to all employees, both nonexempt and exempt. An improper deduction from either is a violation of the FLSA law and such violations can result in investigations by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) and/or expensive and time-consuming litigation. As an employer considering taking deductions from any employee's wages ...

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