Over the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board has been issuing decisions that significantly change the landscape of the employer-employee relationship and returns the law to a time when employee rights ruled. While these changes are subtle, employers may be caught off-guard if they don’t keep track of these changes and seek proper advice.
By: Attorney Stephen L. Weld – Weld Riley, S.C.
During the Obama Presidency, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed significant changes to the rules implementing the so-called “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA, employees are considered hourly, with overtime premiums required for hours worked over 40 in a week, unless they are paid by salary and their job duties fit into one of the exemptions – executive, administrative, or professional (EAP).Continue reading Trump’s DOL Splits the Baby in New Overtime Regulations