Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) an employer is permitted to take a tip credit toward its minimum wage obligations for tipped employees equal to the difference between the required cash wage (at least $2.13 per hour) and the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour). A tipped employee is one who is in […]
Unpaid internships are a great way for college students or recent graduates to gain valuable work experience in their chosen industry and a great opportunity for businesses to evaluate potential future employees. However, unpaid internships also create potential for liability if the internship program does not comply with government requirements. In April 2010, the Department […]
Trump DOL Will Not Defend Obama Era Overtime Rule Late last year, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an emergency injunction request, halting implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The new overtime rule, which was finalized under the Obama Administration, would raise the threshold for the salary […]
On May 3, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve legislation that would allow private-sector employers to offer compensable time (more commonly known as “comp time”). The legislation, titled the Working Families Flexibility Act, passed by a vote of 229-197. The legislation now moves to the Senate for deliberation. The Working Families Flexibility […]
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