So what’s happening with the FLSA revisions?

On March 7, 2019 the US Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more U.S. workers eligible for overtime under the federal Wage and Hour regulations known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The details of the proposed rules are summarized at the DOL website. The biggest changeContinue reading “So what’s happening with the FLSA revisions?”

Independent Contractor (IC) Classification

In a recent DOL Opinion Letter concerning service providers (electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roofers, etc.) who are referred to potential customers (an “Angie’s List” type of rating and referral agency), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Dept. of Labor (USDOL) concludes that the service providers are not employees of the rating and referral agency; theyContinue reading “Independent Contractor (IC) Classification”

Minimum Wage Hike

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has introduced the Raise the Wage Act, which would, by 2020, increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from the current $7.25 hourly rate.  State laws would then have to match or exceed that new minimum. Most states (30 total including the District of Columbia) currently exceed theContinue reading “Minimum Wage Hike”