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DOL Proposes $35,000 Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemptions

Wed May 1, 2019 Publications

In 2016, the US Department of Labor was planning to implement new modernized overtime rules which promised to expand overtime eligibility to 5 million workers, including nearly all salaried employees who earn up to $47,476. Those plans were enjoined by a federal district court in late 2016. The former administration’s […]

FLSA: Independent Contractor v. Employee

Fri March 1, 2019 Publications

Hiring independent contractors rather than employees can be advantageous to a business. It eliminates payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, minimum and overtime wages, unions, and the need to comply with the myriad of employment laws that offer employees critical benefits and protections. But misclassification of employees as independent contractors can create […]

New Year, New Minimum Wage

Fri February 1, 2019 Publications

Florida’s minimum wage for 2019 has increased 21 cents to $8.46 per hour. The state’s annual calculation is based on inflation—the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the South Region for the 12-month period prior to September 1, 2018. Meanwhile, […]