Who’s in Charge? Burgers, Donuts, & The Bona Fide Executive Exemption to the FLSA’s Overtime Pay Requirements

Who’s in Charge?  Burgers, Donuts, & The Bona Fide Executive Exemption to the FLSA’s Overtime Pay Requirements

The First Circuit recently held that a material factual dispute existed as to whether store managers employed by Dunkin’ Donuts qualified as “bona fide executives” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and as such, were exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.

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Federal DOL Issues Joint Employer Guidance to Interpret FLSA and MSPA

By | Employment Law Alert | February 2, 2016
Federal DOL Issues Joint Employer Guidance to Interpret FLSA and MSPA

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) recently issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (“Interpretation”) on joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards, Act, 29 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq. and the Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq., that provides additional guidance to employers but also may demonstrate the DOL’s increased efforts to focus on joint employer liability for wage and hour compliance.

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Meowing Dogs and Barking Cats: Supreme Court’s Grant of Cert On Exempt Status of Automobile Service Advisors May Result in Reminder That Exemptions Are Functional and Flexible

Meowing Dogs and Barking Cats: Supreme Court’s Grant of Cert On Exempt Status of Automobile Service Advisors May Result in Reminder That Exemptions Are Functional and Flexible

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to resolve the question of whether “service advisors” at car dealerships—workers whose primary job responsibilities involve identifying service needs and selling service solutions to the dealership’s customers—are exempt from the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements.

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