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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 3 Apr 2019

More DOL Letters Needed For Clarity On Enforcement Strategy (US)

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a trio of opinion letters offering employers guidance in implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 18 Mar 2019

DOL Opinion Letter Clarifies Employer Responsibilities Regarding FMLA Leave Designation (US)

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL"), Wage and Hour Division, released an opinion letter, FMLA2019-1-A, stating that employers


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 7 Mar 2019

Déjà Vu All Over Again: U.S. Department of Labor Previews New(-ish) FLSA Overtime Exemption Requirements (Again)

For years - spanning two Presidential administrations - employers have been awaiting long-anticipated updates to the overtime exemption regulations


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 19 Feb 2019

Department of Labor Says Employers Are Not Required to Pay Tipped Employees the Full Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Activities (US)

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employers are required to pay non-exempt employees a minimum hourly wage of $7.25. However, employers


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 31 Aug 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Forms New Interagency Compliance Office

This week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the Department of Labor (DOL), in collaboration with other federal employment


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 6 Feb 2018

State of the Union Address Provides Hints of Trump Administration Priorities for U.S. Employers

In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump made the case for his first year in office as one of extraordinary legislative and regulatory


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 31 Oct 2017

Department of Labor Takes Surprise Appeal From Texas Decision Overturning Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) is appealing a Texas judge’s decision to toss out an Obama-era rule that would have extended overtime pay to some 4


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 17 Oct 2017

Third Circuit Refuses to Give Progressive a (Rest) Break on Compensable Flex Time Policy?

On October 13, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in a precedential decision that employers are obligated by the Fair Labor


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 26 Sep 2017

Ninth Circuit Refuses to Defer to DOL’s Interpretative Guidance on FLSA Tip Credit Regulation

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides that employers ordinarily must pay their non-exempt employees at least the federal minimum hourly wage


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 31 Aug 2017

Texas Federal Judge Invalidates Obama-Era Overtime Regulations

In 2016, the Department of Labor issued long-awaited amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations that would have raised the

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