Not sitting on its laurels, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has already issued three new opinion letters to begin the year. Two deal with issues under the FLSA and a third addresses issues under the FMLA. Opinion letter number one provides guidance as to the nature of the calculation of the regular rate of […]
In this week’s L&E Legal Alert, Jennifer Yee and Josh Woodard take a deeper dive into the Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro where the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the longstanding principle that courts construe FLSA exemptions narrowly and, instead, adopted a “fair reading” standard. For more information, see here.
A Texas federal district court judge invalidated the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) controversial Final Rule that would have made more than 4 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime. On May 23, 2016, the DOL issued its Final Rule which sought to increase the minimum salary threshold to qualify for the “white collar” overtime exemption […]
Yesterday, a federal judge from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing updates to the salary requirements for exempt employees. Earlier this year, 21 states banded together and filed suit against the DOL and argued that the DOL’s […]