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Washington State Set to Substantially Increase the Salary Required for Exempt Status and Make Other Changes to White Collar Exemptions
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 14 2019

Although the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has yet to finalize the new annual salary required for exempt status, it


Department of Labor Applies Ministerial Exception Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 9 2019

The United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an opinion letter, FLSA2018-29, on December 21, 2018, concluding that


Engaged to Wait or Waiting to Be Engaged? Takeaways From the Alaska Supreme Court RegardingEmployers’ Exposure for Wage and Hour Claims
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • January 4 2019

A recent Alaska Supreme Court decision provides valuable guidance for employers doing business in Alaska on how to navigate complex wage and hour


DOL’s Opinion Letter Tackles Varying Average Wage Rates and FLSA Overtime Compliance
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 3 2019

On December 21, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an opinion letter, FLSA2018-28, in which it


Check Your Math: DOL Confirms Regular Rate Must be Calculated Each Workweek
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2019

On December 21, 2018, the DOL addressed whether an anonymous employer’s compensation plan, which pays an average hourly rate that may vary from


Compass Newsletter Winter 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 1 2019

Did you know that the 2018 midterm elections set a record as the first midterm to exceed voter turnout of 100 million people? In this issue, we will


Three Important Supreme Court Decisions for Employers from 2018
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2018

On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision by Justice Thomas, held that service advisors at an automobile dealership were exempt from the


Bristol-Myers Squibb Continues to Be a Mixed Bag in the Class Action Context
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2018

The firstand we’ll always start with the good newscomes out of the District of Massachusetts in Roy v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. There, the


DOL Abolishes the 8020 Rule For Tipped Employees
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2018

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) allows employers to pay tipped employees an hourly rate that is well below the minimum wage. Specifically, the


Employment & Labor in Pennsylvania
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA, Global
  • December 10 2018

A structured guide to employment & Labor in Pennsylvania