The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an opinion letter on August 31, 2020 addressing whether the fluctuating workweek method of compensation may be used when an employee’s weekly hours fluctuate only above and not below 40 hours per week. The WHD concluded there is no requirement, under the FLSA or its interpreting regulations and guidance, that an employee’s hours worked fluctuate below 40 hours per week when utilizing the fluctuating workweek method for determining overtime compensation.
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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that reopening will remain at Stage 4.5 through September 25, 2020.
Jennifer Nodes discusses the employee benefits implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for community banks in “Will COVID-19 change workplace benefits forever?” published by the Independent Banker.
Maggie Spell, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, wrote the article “COVID-19 Crisis Stirs Up Lots of Wage and Hour Issues,” originally published in the Southeast Employment Law Letter and republished by HR Daily Advisor. Maggie identifies areas that need extra attention right now, such as changes in job duties and pay cuts, and how they tie into the anticipated litigation trends.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Maria Tavano has joined the firm’s Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office as counsel.
As commercial real estate continues to lie vacant around the U.S., it may contribute to a vicious economic cycle that reshapes New York and other cities.
An Exercise to Help Your Team Overcome the Trauma of the Pandemic
Make it clear you’ve got a plan.
Over the past six months, Congress passed three different coronavirus relief packages and spent trillions of dollars in an effort to buttress the struggling economy.
The NFL is now overseeing the investigation by Beth Wilkinson into the Washington Football Team over alleged sexual harassment issues in the organization.
52 Black former McDonald’s franchisees are suing the company for racial discrimination.
From the period of 2020-29, the economy is expected to add a net 6 million new jobs, an annual growth rate of just 0.4%, the Labor Department said.
On August 28, 2020, the U.S.
To help employers in regulated human and animal food operations navigate ongoing challenges from the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) have joined in publishing the sixteen page “Employee Health and Food
On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General (“OIG”)—the Department’s watchdog—released a report finding that the COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly increased the number of whistleblower complaints received by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). OSHA’s Whistleblower Program enforces 23 statutes that prohibit employers