Friday, May 5, 2017

What Ever Happened to the New Overtime Rules?

By: Jessica B. Summers, Associate

The new overtime rules that were set to go into effect last December are still in limbo as the court order enjoining the rules remains in effect and the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor has not yet decided how it will handle the issue. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

As Congress Considers Changes to the Comp Time Rules – Is Your Business in Compliance Today?

By: Jessica B. Summers, Associate

Summary: The U.S. House of Representative will vote this week on a bill that would legalize the use of compensatory (comp) time by private employers. While it is unclear whether the bill will have sufficient support to pass the Senate, the renewed discussion on this issue is a good reminder for private employers that, for now, providing comp time to non-exempt employees in lieu of overtime is generally prohibited under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).