DOL Reissues Opinion Letters


In another pro-business move from the Trump Administration, the United States Department of Labor announced last summer that it would resume issuing opinion letters offering interpretive guidance under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a practice that had been suspended during the Obama administration. 

Earlier this month, the DOL reissued 17 opinion letters first issued during the George W. Bush administration.  The letters address a variety of subjects including white collar exemption issues, compensability of on call time, and regular rate and overtime computations when an employee gets a bonus.   The letters act as a useful tool for employers about how to comply with federal wage and hour laws.

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