U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on FLSA Overtime Regulations

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published its long-awaited final rule amending the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime regulations regarding the executive, administrative and professional exemptions (the “FLSA White Collar Exemptions”).  The outside sales and computer professional exemptions are not subject to the new amendments.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The U.S. Department of LaborWeighs In

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Administrator issued an Administrative Interpretation (the “Guidance”) clarifying the standards it applies to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor. In so doing – and of particular note to employers – the DOL advised that “most workers are…

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New York State Legislation: Updates to the Wage Theft Prevention Act

The amendments to the 2011 Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”) were signed into law on December 29, 2014. This legislation contains items that we think are important for the business community.

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