On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the publication of a final rule that amends the “white collar” overtime exemptions to significantly increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. The final rule will go into effect on December 1, 2016.

The final rule provides for the following changes to

On March 13, 2014 President Obama issued a memorandum instructing the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to review and revise overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Under the FLSA employees are eligible to receive overtime for all hours worked over 40 per week, unless they fall within certain specified exemptions. The most common of exempt classifications in the retail industry are executive, administrative, and commission sales.
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By:   Jordan Schwartz

The holiday season is often the busiest time of the year for hospitality employers. At the same time, employees may appreciate the opportunity to earn more during these busy months. Consequently, there may be occasions when an employer places an employee in a dual capacity role. For example, from November through January, a hotel