FLSA Overtime Salary Increase

FLSA Overtime Minimum Salary IncreaseFLSA Overtime

Beginning December 1, 2016, millions of workers will be eligible to receive overtime wages.  The U.S. Department of Labor has updated certain definitions for exempt employees under the FLSA (Federal Labor Standards Act).  Consequently, the new federal rule increases the threshold FLSA overtime salary requirement for exempt workers to $47,476.  Also, the new “Final Rule” include an increased threshold for “high-wage earners” and an automatic update to these threshold amounts every three years. Continue reading

by Tim O'Leary
June 28, 2016

Independent Contractor Misclassification

Independent Contractor Misclassification

Logistics and Transportation Misclassification

Over the past few years, the transportation and logistics industries have faced numerous lawsuits, both individual and class actions, relating to Independent Contractor Misclassification. Logistics employers for years attempted to classify their drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees. This was most noteworthy with FedEx drivers. For many years, FedEx has faced lawsuits from their drivers, with many of them resolving in the favor of the employees who were misclassified as independent contractors. Recently, a California federal judge approved a $227 million settlement over these very claims – independent contractor drivers for FedEx were always employees. Continue reading

by Tim O'Leary
January 29, 2016