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U.S. Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Could Make Millions of Employees Overtime-Eligible

Key Takeaways:

  • Under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the salary threshold for employees to qualify for the white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) would increase from $35,568 to $55,068.
  • The salary threshold for the FLSA’s highly compensated employee exemption also would increase, from $107,432 to $143,988.
  • Further, the salary thresholds for these FLSA exemptions would increase automatically every three years under the new proposal.…
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NLRB Issues Narrowed Joint Employer Rule

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released the final version of its new joint employer rule, which limits the circumstances in which franchisors and businesses that use employees hired by third parties can be required to bargain with employees of those third parties and held jointly liable for violations of federal labor law. The new rule – the result of a larger effort by the Trump administration to limit joint employer liability under federal employment law – rolls back a more expansive Obama-era standard established by the NLRB in 2015.… More