On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published additional Q&As addressing the application of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act in COVID-19 workplace situations. This Legal Update discusses the new guidance.
On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive-based pay to salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible with the use of the fluctuating workweek method under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In light of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, the DOL has published answers to frequently asked questions on how employers can stay in compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which regulates wage and hour conditions for employees.
On Nov. 5, 2019, the DOL published a proposed rule to update the “fluctuating workweek” method for calculating employee overtime wages under the FLSA. The proposal would enable employers to give incentive payments to employees who are paid under the fluctuating week method.
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