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Beware state wage and hour laws: Washington Supreme Court upends piece work calculations

USA - August 12 2015 Whenever I discuss federal law here on the blog, I usually add a disclaimer that reminds employers to check state and local laws before proceeding…

Can employers offer compensatory time to exempt employees?

USA - July 28 2015 Recently, two blog readers asked a question about the use of compensatory (comp) time in the private sector during a discussion about tracking exempt…

The "fee basis" and the proposed FLSA regulations

USA - July 23 2015 As we have discussed in the past, to be eligible for one of the "white collar" exemptions (executive, administrative, or professional) or as a highly…

DOL outlines new "economic dependence" test for independent contractors

USA - July 15 2015 The DOL continues to deliver on the promise of its busy summer. This morning, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Administrator Dr…

Staci Ketay Rotman

Answering your questions about the new FLSA regulations

USA - July 14 2015 As you undoubtedly know by now, the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division (WHD) finally announced its long-promised proposal to amend the Fair…