White collar exemptions

As previously discussed on this blog in a post dated November 23, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), in May of 2016, issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) revising its regulations construing the so-called white-collar overtime exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  In essence, the Final Rule increased the minimum salary

Employers are well advised to ensure that they start the New Year on the correct foot as many laws have effective dates in a few short days and weeks.  Among the most notable changes are the following:

Minimum Wage

New Jersey’s minimum wage will be $8.44/hr. effective January 1, 2017.  Similarly, in New York City,

As we previously posted on this blog, on May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) revising the overtime exemption rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The Final Rule significantly increased the “salary level test” of the FLSA white collar exemptions from $23,660 to

On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) released its long- anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime exemption rules (the “Final Rule”).  The Final Rule marks the first major revision to the overtime rules since 2004.  Significantly, it changes the minimum salary and fee level employees must receive

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released proposed regulations that would modify certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), including the so-called “white collar exemptions.”  The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015.

Given that the comment period following the DOL’s June 2015