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Jun 27, 2018

Proposed Regulations Would Make More Pennsylvania Employees Eligible for Overtime

As you may recall, we wrote in January that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called on the state’s Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) to “modernize” the regulations for the “white-collar” overtime exemptions under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), the state-law equivalent of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). » Read More

Jan 24, 2018

Pennsylvania Announces Plans to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime

It’s like déjà vu all over again. It seems like just yesterday, but it’s nearly four years ago that then-President Barack Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to “modernize and streamline” the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations on “white collar” exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements. » Read More

Oct 02, 2017

Third Circuit Addresses “Willful” Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime pay, the statute of limitations is generally two years.  The FLSA, however, sets the limitations period for “willful” violations at three years.  » Read More

Sep 29, 2017

Third Circuit Addresses “Willful” Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime pay, the statute of limitations is generally two years.  The FLSA, however, sets the limitations period for “willful” violations at three years.  » Read More

Jul 31, 2017

Department of Labor Solicits Public Feedback on Overtime Rule

It may seem hard to believe, but it has been nearly 15 months since the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its controversial Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations on the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  The proposed regulations, which would have raised the required salary threshold for the exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week, were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  » Read More

Jun 29, 2017

Department of Labor Issues Request for Information on Overtime Rule

As we noted several weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Labor recently indicated that it planned on issuing a “request for information” regarding the overtime rule issued under the Obama administration.  You may recall that the proposed rule would have raised the required salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

Jun 08, 2017

Could a new overtime rule be in our future?

In a recent budget hearing, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta indicated that the Department of Labor plans to re-assess the overtime rule issued by the prior administration and, in particular, the salary level set by the rule.  As you may recall, the proposed rule would have raised the required salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

Jun 08, 2017

Could a new overtime rule be in our future?

In a recent budget hearing, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta indicated that the Department of Labor plans to re-assess the overtime rule issued by the prior administration and, in particular, the salary level set by the rule.  As you may recall, the proposed rule would have raised the required salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

May 08, 2017

Private Sector Comp Time Bill Passes in U.S. House

As you may recall, we recently wrote about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, a new bill introduced in the United States Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to give non-exempt private sector employees the option of receiving comp time in lieu of overtime pay.  » Read More

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