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Three New Opinion Letters Issued By DOL

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The DOL has release three new opinion letters regarding FLSA and FMLA. Read on for the details on this..

Article via: dol.gov

“The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) today announced that it issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the person or entity that requested the letter.

The opinion letters issued today are:

    • FLSA2020-1 : Addressing calculating overtime pay for a non-discretionary lump sum bonus paid at the end of a multi-week training period.
    • FMLA2020-1-A : Addressing whether a combined general health district must count the employees of the County in which the health district is located for the purpose of determining FMLA eligibility for its employees.
    • FLSA2020-2 : Addressing whether per-project payments satisfy the salary basis test for exemption.

Users can search Wage and Hour Division opinion letters by keyword, year, topic, and a variety of other filters.

As part of Department-wide compliance assistance initiatives, the Wage and Hour Division encourages  workers and employers to submit requests for opinion letters. Please note that the Division exercises its discretion in determining whether and how it will respond to each request.”

For more information: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd


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