In the last days of President Donald Trump’s administration, the U.S. Department of Labor released several opinion letters on federal wage and hour laws, addressing rules for tipped workers, independent contractors and employees who are exempt from receiving overtime pay.
Three specialist job classifications of a Medicare insurance provider are administratively exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A rule that was blocked in 2016 would have significantly increased the salary threshold for employees to be classified as exempt from overtime pay under federal law, and employers may be wondering if President-elect Joe Biden will revisit the rule.
California employers may not realize that even if nonexempt employees are paid entirely through commissions, they may be entitled to overtime pay if they work beyond a certain number of hours.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry published its final rule to substantially increase the salary cutoff for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees under state law.
The transportation supervisor at a freight company was not entitled to overtime pay because his duties were directly related to the general business operations of the employer and he regularly exercised discretion and independent judgment, a California appeals court ruled.