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New Proposed Rule Would Update Regular Rate Regulations

On April 2, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) last week published a proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that would clarify whether certain kinds of perks, benefits or other miscellaneous items must be included in the regular rate of pay. 

Department of Labor Files Notice to Appeal Overtime Injunction

On December 6, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Department of Labor filed an appeal to a preliminary injunction that stopped the new federal overtime rule from going into effect Dec. 1. 

Federal Court Stops Implementation of New Overtime Requirements

On November 23, 2016 by Kari Thurlow

A federal court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, halting the implementation of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule that would have changed the overtime rule starting Dec 1. 

Are You Ready? New Overtime Rules Take Effect Dec. 1

On October 4, 2016 by Kari Thurlow

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new rules regarding the test for employees to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These rules take effect on Dec. 1, and could prove costly to providers who do not comply with the new requirements.

New FLSA Rule Raises Minimum Salary Thresholds for Exemption from Overtime

On May 25, 2016 by Kari Thurlow

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) last week published its final rule on overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The changes, which will become effective on Dec. 1, 2016, will likely have a significant impact on senior care providers and providers will need to assess which of their employees will be affected. 

Feedback Needed on Pending Overtime Rule

On July 29, 2015 by Kari Thurlow

The Obama Administration has proposed new regulations to raise the salary threshold at which eligible workers qualify for overtime pay. If approved, the new rule would extend overtime benefits to an estimated 5 million people nationwide, including approximately 90,000 Minnesotans. The Department of Labor is currently seeking comments on the proposed rule, which could take effect as early as 2016. 

Federal District Court Vacates DOL Companionship Services Exemption Regulation

On January 21, 2015 by Mary Youle

Recent actions by a federal district court have invalidated a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that would have significantly narrowed the definition of companionship services and required third-party employers to pay home care workers minimum wage and overtime. 

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