The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a final rule that updates the FLSA overtime regulations. The rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) continues to serve as one of the most popular sources of claims against employers. Modern technology, such as smartphone and other electronic devices, provide employees with certain flexibility to work from anywhere at any time. This technology, however, is generating new and more creative claims for overtime under the FLSA.