Susan E. Prince, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has several years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources and has published numerous articles on a variety of human resources and employment topics, including compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, discrimination, work/life issues, termination, and military leave. Ms. Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Before starting her career in publishing, Ms. Prince practiced law for several years in the insurance industry and served as president of a retail sales business. Ms. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.
Video: Watch Susan's video on the DOL's Proposed Overtime Regulations
The public comment period for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to the overtime regulations ended on September 4th, 2015. Over 250,000 comments were received, which represent the diverse views on the proposed changes—particularly the steep increase to the salary level required for exemption.
The federal Department of Labor’s (DOL) Home Care Final Rule (Final Rule) has been upheld by the D.C. Court of Appeals. Most significantly, the DOL prohibits third party employers, such as home care agencies, from claiming the companionship or live-in worker exemptions
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released proposed changes to the overtime regulations and has invited comments from the public on several issues. The DOL seems to indicate that more changes, especially to the duties tests, may be coming.
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released proposed changes to the overtime regulations. These proposed changes would increase the salary level for exemption from overtime to $921 per week from the current salary threshold of $455 per week.
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