Tag Archive: FLSA

DOL Releases Two New Proposed Rules and Six Opinion Letters

April 8, 2019 3:30 pm

Following the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD)’s release of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime proposal, the agency has continued to march ahead with its regulatory agenda, issuing six new opinion letters and two proposed rules within the last three weeks. Opinion Letters WHD issued new opinion letters on... View Article

HR and the Courts

March 14, 2019 9:44 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Wife of Former Sheriff Loses First Amendment Right-to-Intimate-Association Lawsuit Following Discharge From the Sheriff’s Department After Her Husband Resigned Because of Allegations of... View Article

DOL Issues Opinion Letter on Wellness Activities

September 17, 2018 9:00 am

On August 28, the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued six new opinion letters to address compliance issues under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As WHD states, “an opinion letter is an official, written opinion by WHD on how a particular law... View Article

DOL Announces Pilot Program to Test Voluntary Reporting of Wage Violations

March 12, 2018 9:00 am

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced on March 6 that it was preparing to unveil a new pilot program aimed at encouraging employers to voluntarily report and resolve “inadvertent” violations of minimum-wage and overtime laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new program — known as Payroll Audit Independent... View Article

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

January 23, 2018 9:00 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: States Consider Sexual Harassment Remedies and Prevention Reforms to Supplement Title VII With the advent of the “me too” movement, many state legislatures... View Article

Alert: DOL Appeals Judge’s Ruling on FLSA Overtime Rule

September 1, 2017 2:21 pm

Key Issues CUPA-HR > FLSA DOL Appeals Judge's Ruling on FLSA Overtime Rule DECEMBER 2, 2016 (WASHINGTON INSIDER ALERT) - On December 1, the Department of Labor announced that it will appeal a federal judge's preliminary injunction that halted the implementation of the new FLSA overtime rule changes. Here is a link to the DOL's notice... View Article

Alert: Court Strikes Down Overtime Rule Again

September 1, 2017 2:21 pm

Key Issues CUPA-HR > FLSA Texas Court Strikes Down Overtime Rule (Again) SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 (WASHINGTON INSIDER ALERT) - Yesterday, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s May 2016 regulation which would have doubled the minimum salary employees must received... View Article

2016 Comes to a Close

December 20, 2016 10:05 am

After an exciting and, for many, surprising November election, Congress returned to the Capitol to finish up their business for the 114th Congress. The major piece of business that had to get done before Congress could go on recess was finding a way to fund the government. On the night of December 9, the Senate... View Article

Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: Retaliatory Discharge

August 4, 2016 8:58 am

Are you an HR legal expert? Here’s a real court case to help test your HR legal knowledge. Review the facts of the case, tell us which side you think prevailed, and find out if you’re right! The Case: FLSA Retaliatory Discharge – Rosenfield v. Global Trans Enterprises The Facts: Fair Labor Standards Act General... View Article