Category Archives: Wage and Hour

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Regarding the New Home Care Final Rules

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JUNE 23, 2014 Last September, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) had issued final regulations significantly narrowing the “companionship services” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).…

President Obama to Ask Department of Labor to Issue Tougher Rules Regarding Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 14, 2014 The Obama Administration announced this week that it will ask the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to issue rules that increase the minimum salary that must be paid…

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments in Important FLSA Security Screenings Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 6, 2014 Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case in which the Supreme Court…

President Obama Signs Executive Order Raising the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

BY:  CINDY CAMPBELL FEBRUARY 27, 2014 During his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Obama announced his plan to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors (and subcontractors) from $7.25 (or…

BREAKING! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 28, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the interpretation of the phrase “changing clothes” contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The High Court…

DOL’s Wage & Hour Division Sends Message to Related Companies

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced that two separate but related resorts in California agreed to pay nearly $60,000 in back…