FLSA: Exemptions, Worktime, and Other Challenging FLSA Issues
20 February 2020

Protecting FLSA Exemption Status

FLSA exemption status always seems to cause a little bit of queasiness.  Many clients with whom we speak are concerned that they’re going to do one little thing incorrectly that will cause their exempt employees to lose their exemption status and will require the employer to pay ungodly amounts of unpaid wages and overtime.  Of […]

Department of Labor Headquarters
23 January 2020

Department of Labor Publishes New Joint Employe...

On January 13, 2020, the Department of Labor issued a new rule revising the test for determining “joint employer” status.  The final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2020, and becomes effective 60 days from that date. To provide context, the DOL and the Courts long ago concluded that two separate companies can […]

State Capital in Lanssing
31 October 2019

Next Stop on the Overtime Roller Coaster: Michigan

On October 24, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a sweeping and expansive proposal to extend overtime protections to hundreds of thousands of Michigan’s workers.  The proposal, which is technically a “Request for Rulemaking” to amend the Michigan Administrative Code, calls on the Wage and Hour Division to change the salary test for employees to “better […]