Wage and Hour Basics Series: The “Fee Basis” And the Proposed FLSA Regulations

By | Wage & Hour Insights | July 23, 2015
Wage and Hour Basics Series: The “Fee Basis” And the Proposed FLSA Regulations

As we have discussed in the past, to be eligible for one of the “white collar” exemptions (executive, administrative, or professional) or as a highly compensated employee (HCE), Section 541.600 of the FLSA regulations requires employers to compensate employees on a salary basis (currently $455 for white collar exemptions, but likely rising to around $970, and from $100,000 to $122,148 for HCEs), exclusive of board, lodging or other facilities.

DOL Outlines New “Economic Dependence” Test for Independent Contractors

By | Wage & Hour Insights | July 15, 2015

The DOL continues to deliver on the promise of its busy summer. This morning, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Administrator Dr. David Weil announced a new, 15-page Administrator’s Interpretation in a DOL blog post that stressed the FLSA’s expansive definition of employment and reinforced the WHD’s position that most workers qualify as employees under the FLSA.