Wage and Hour

What to do Before the Wage and Hour Division Comes Knocking

This letter is to inform you of the Wage and Hour Division’s plan to visit your establishment…

Many employers receive letters that begin just like this from the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The WHD investigates to make sure employers are meeting their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is the law responsible for the federal minimum wage and federal overtime rules. Here’s what you need to know (and steps you should consider) before the WHD comes knocking.

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Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions: Wage-and-Hour Liability Can Pass to Successor Businesses

Liability for wage-and-hour violations under federal employment laws may flow through to a successor business entity, even if a transaction is structured as an asset sale, rather than a stock sale.

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Employers No Longer Allowed to Extend FMLA Leave

Should an employer and employee be allowed to agree to delay or extend FMLA leave? In the past, those arrangements allowed employees to use paid time off (PTO) eitherĀ beforeĀ the start of FMLA leave or to extend the duration of FMLA leave. However, a recent change in position at the Department of Labor makes this type of employee-friendly arrangement a violation of the FMLA.

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New Overtime Rules (…Again?)

The US Department of Labor is proposing a new rule to raise the salary threshold for overtime exemption, which would have a significant impact on employers’ budgets and employees’ salaries.

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