President Obama has announced he intends to propose major changes to the white-collar exemptions and has directed the Department of Labor to propose revisions to “modernize and streamline” current FLSA regulations. The draft regulations were originally expected in October 2014. The DOL then released a date of February 2015. We are now in March of 2015, and we are still waiting for any changes to be announced.
A bill is being considered in France that would potentially restrict severely use of e-mail by employees off the clock. That “controversial,” “extreme” and “off the wall” French proposal: well, it is already U.S. law!
BNA Human Resources Report was kind enough to quote me in this great article about President Obama’s recent Memo to the Department of Labor, telling the DOL to expand overtime eligibility.
Be careful of headlines that suggest a broader reach than the decision itself.
If you’ve got kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews in the age range of 7 to 12, you may have found yourself in search of a certain toy loom this past holiday season, or perhaps you received a lovely loom bracelet as a holiday gift.
The FLSA was passed back in 1938, but you might say that compliance has never been more “in style” than it is today. If you think your company is in need of a wage and hour “make-over” this year, consider discussing these 10 action steps with your attorney.