enforcement; rulemaking

Authored by Alex Passantino

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced its final rule regarding the application of minimum wage and overtime requirements to companionship services.  This rule — which was proposed nearly two years ago, has engendered a fair share of controversy as it dramatically redraws the playing field with respect to these workers at
Continue Reading Hold On To Your Socks (Literally): DOL Issues Final Rule on Companionship Services

Authored by Alex Passantino

‘Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the land     

Our readers were focused on their year ’13 plans;                                                                  

And though we’ve no desire to knock you off track,                                                             

We thought that 2012 deserved one last look back.                                                             

Hours, exemptions, pay rates, and more;                                                                         

Nearly 100 posts (for those keeping score).                                                                           

We know every issue will not give you your

Continue Reading Sugar Plums and Regular Rate: 2012 Year In Review

Department of Labor.jpgAuthored by Alex Passantino

In the wake of last week’s re-election of President Obama and a Republican House majority, Americans are left with many questions:  What is this “fiscal cliff” I keep hearing about?  What are my responsibilities under Obamacare?  Is there really a possibility of comprehensive immigration reform?  We know, however, that regular readers of this blog have a

Continue Reading 2013 and Beyond: The Wage & Hour Division in Obama’s Second Term