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DOL Proposed OT Rule – FLSA Exemption Salary Threshold Increases to $35K

After a long wait, the US Department of Labor yesterday issued its proposed overtime rule raising the salary basis threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 to $35,308 per year or to $679 per week.  Employers with employees classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “white collar” exemptions should take note.

DOL Issues New Guidance for Hospitality Employers on Tipped Employees

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Opinion Letter FLSA2018-27 providing updated guidance to employers on how to pay tipped employees.  The new Opinion Letter abandoned the previous 80/20 tip credit rule. The DOL’s new guidance provides no limit on the amount of time a tipped employee spends on related non-tip-producing duties so long as such duties are “performed contemporaneously with the duties involving direct service to customers or for a reasonable time immediately before or after performing such direct-service duties.”