Most employers are well aware that employees must be paid on a “salary basis” to be considered exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This means employees must receive the same amount of pay each week regardless of the amount or quality of work they perform for a given week.
New York State Department of Labor Adopts Wage Deduction Regulations
By William J. Milani, Dean L. Silverberg, Jeffrey M. Landes, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Anna A. Cohen, and Jennifer A. Goldman
The New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) has adopted wage deduction regulations (“Final Regulations”) pertaining to the expanded categories of permissible wage deductions in the New York Labor Law…
Wage & Hour Division Continues Enforcement Actions against Virginia Hotels
By: Kara M. Maciel
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in Norfolk, Virginia has announced that it will be stepping up its compliance audits and enforcement efforts against area hotels. In the past few years, the DOL stated it found violations at about 60% of local hotels. According to the DOL, the agency recently made…
California v. FLSA: Different Tests for the “White Collar Exemptions”
Recently, a client asked us to develop a “user friendly” comparison of the FLSA and California “white collar” exemptions. While nothing is really “user friendly” when it comes to California wage and hour law, we developed the chart below to provide some basic guidance for our client and wish to share it here.
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Reducing Hours and Pay of Exempt Employees May Run Afoul of “Salary Basis” Test
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division has issued two new opinion letters addressing circumstances under which employers may not reduce the hours of exempt employees without running afoul of the "salary basis" test and risking loss of the employees’ exempt status.
First, some background. Employees exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements as…