Overtime Pay: Pennsylvania Expands Minimum Wage

New legislation involving the expansion of Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act (MWA) recently went into effect after three years of work under Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. The legislation not only increases the maximum salary employees can earn, but it also allows them to still be eligible for overtime pay. The expansion …

Reimbursement of Personal Vehicle Use for Non-Exempt Employees

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a letter that examines the nature and scope of non-exempt employees’ right to receive reimbursement for expenses related to use of a personal vehicle for work. (Opinion Letter FLSA2020-12) A company that employs delivery …

Highly Compensated Employee, Learned Professional Exemption

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter that addresses questions regarding the learned professional exemption and the highly compensated employee exemption. The company who requested the opinion letter is engaged in executive education for a variety of companies …

Retail Sales Overtime Exemption Examined in DOL Letter

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) continues to moderate its review of what types of businesses may be able to assert the retail sale exemption from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A new DOL opinion letter recently issued specifically examines this overtime exemption …