On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Opinion Letter FLSA2019-1. In this situation, an employer asked whether the FLSA applies when its employees (live-in superintendents and residential janitors) are exempt from state law overtime. The DOL confirmed what I’ve posted about several times:

When a federal, state, or local minimum

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) launched their new program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. As I wrote about previously, PAID is the WHD’s 6-month pilot program that allows employers to self-audit their payroll practices. If an employer discovers an overtime or minimum wage violation under the Fair

USDOL_Seal_circa_blue_2015On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued two interim final rules to adjust penalties for inflation (one relating to H-2B workers and the other regarding all others). The DOL will accept comments on these rules for 45 days before it finalizes the rules.

Important to my wage and hour followers, the Wage

USDOL_Seal_circa_blue_2015The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is coming to town!  Oh my!  On May 3 – 5, 2016, the DOL WHD will be presenting its traveling three-day Prevailing Wage Seminar compliance training program just around the corner from our office at the Doubletree, Bloomington – Minneapolis South, 7800 Metro Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55439.