Employers—Including Law Firms—In Limbo Over Federal Overtime Laws

Employees may be treated as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements under certain circumstances. Federal regulations raising the minimum salary requirement for employees to qualify under “white collar” exemptions to the FLSA remain in flux, leaving employers—including law firms—in limbo. I. Status of…

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Employers—Including Law Firms—In Limbo Over Federal Overtime Laws

Employees may be treated as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements under certain circumstances. Federal regulations raising the minimum salary requirement for employees to qualify…

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