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DOL Delays Tip Regulations Final Rule, Independent Contractor Final Rule Likely Next

USA - February 25 2021 As expected, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has formally delayed the effective date of the Tip Regulations Final Rule, from March 1, 2021 to…

DOL Withdraws Opinion Letters Regarding Sleeper Berth Time, Independent Contractor Status

USA - February 22 2021 Continuing its early pattern of reversing positions adopted during the former administration, on February 19, 2021 the Wage and Hour Division (WHD)…

The Proposed Federal Covid-19 Relief Bill Includes a $15 Minimum Wage Hike and Elimination of the Tip Credit. Will Those Provisions Survive?

USA - February 22 2021 Making good on President Biden’s campaign promise, the House of Representatives has included in its $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, known as the…

DOL Seeks to Delay Tip Regulations, Independent Contractor Final Rules

USA - February 11 2021 One day after President Biden entered office, the White House issued a memorandum directing all agencies to review, and consider delaying, any rules…

Employers Will No Longer Get PAID

USA - February 1 2021 On January 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it was abandoning the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program…

2020 Wage & Hour Developments: A Year in Review

USA - January 26 2021 The laws governing wages and hours of work affect nearly everyone. How employees are paid, whether as hourly non-exempt, salaried-exempt, tipped, or…

DOL Issues Opinion Letters Regarding Pay Calculations for Teleworkers, In-Home Caregivers

USA - January 4 2021 On the last day of 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ushered out the year with two new Opinion Letters. These…

Trial Court Properly Applied Rule 68 Offer of Judgment and Reduced Attorney’s Fee Demand in FLSA Case, Eleventh Circuit Concludes

USA - December 8 2020 The plaintiff sought more than $12,000 in unpaid wages on his FLSA claims, rejected the defendant employer’s Rule 68 offer of judgment of $3,500 on…

Mandatory Gratuities Are Not “Tips” But May Qualify as Commissions Under the FLSA, Fourth Circuit Holds

USA - December 8 2020 Agreeing with the district court, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has concluded that the mandatory service charges imposed by a…

Final Piece of Chicago’s Predictive Scheduling Law Goes Into Effect on January 1, 2021

USA - December 1 2020 Beginning January 1, 2021, employees covered by the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance will have a private right of action against employers for…