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MA Federal Court Judge Allowed Wait Staff FLSA Claim to Sue Employer over “Tip Credit”

A judge from the federal court in Massachusetts ruled that wait staff could sue their employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Massachusetts Wage Act for applying the $2.63 per hour wage normally reserved for tipped work to non-s…
FLSArelated work performed. Under FLSAs sound FLSA claim that the employer violated the statute https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ma-federal-court-judge-allowed-wait-staff-flsa-claim-sue-employer-over-tip-credit/

Federal Judge Stops Overtime Exemption Rule (for now)

Yesterday, in the matter of State of Nevada, et. al. v. United States Department of Labor, et al., a federal judge issued a nationwide temporary injunction stopping the Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing new regulations related to overtime exem…
FLSA.  Under the FLSAs primary job duties must meet the FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/federal-judge-stops-overtime-exemption-rule-now/

Amy B. Royal Receives Recognition as a New England Super Lawyer, 2016

Royal, P.C., the woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm is pleased to announce that Amy B. Royal, Principal and Founding Partner of the firm, has been honored by her selection as one of New England’s Super Lawyers and has bee…
FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/community/amy-b-royal-receives-recognition-new-england-super-lawyer-2016/

Wage and Hour Law Compliance

On June 13, 2016, Royal, P.C. presented an informational seminar for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/wage-and-hour-law-compliance/

Department Of Labor Releases Final Rule On Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of the overtime exemption rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Final Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Pro…
FLSA FLSA classifications.  This assessment should bec…tice. If you have any questions about the FLSA or the https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/department-labor-releases-final-rule-overtime-exemptions/

Changes May Be Coming to White-Collar Overtime Exemption Rules

This year, the Department of Labor (DOL) is making some significant changes to the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white-collar workers) are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage …
FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/changes-may-be-coming-white-collar-overtime-exemption-rules/

Prepare Now for Proposed Changes to the White Collar Overtime Exemptions

This year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is making some significant changes to the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum w…
FLSAand employers need to be ready.  Under FLSA FLSA classifications.  This assessment should bec…         If you have any questions about the FLSA or the https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/prepare-now-proposed-changes-white-collar-overtime-exemptions/

Practical Tips and Strategies for DOL Compliance

If your professional resolution is to stay ahead of the tide of legal changes anticipated to take effect during 2016, this seminar is for you! Royal, P.C. was happy to present a roundtable-style discussion of the expected amendments to the white collar e…
FLSAto comply with these sweeping changes to the FLSA.   Date https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/practical-tips-and-strategies-dol-compliance/

Practical Tips and Strategies for DOL Compliance

Royal, P.C. is happy to present a roundtable-style discussion of the expected amendments to the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and to provide you with advice on factors to consider when deciding whether to reclassify emp…
FLSAto comply with these sweeping changes to the FLSA.     Date https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/practical-tips-and-strategies-dol-compliance/

DOL Focuses on Joint Employers

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The memorandum provides a detailed description of the DOL’s standards for determining whet…
FLSA and for otherwise complying with the FLSA.  Such issues are particularly common in rel… in all other FLSA claims.  Given this climate…ensure compliance with all provisions of the FLSA may be particularly prudent at this time. https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-focuses-joint-employers/

Impact of New Exempt Policies and New Sick Leave Laws

Attorneys Karina Schrengohst and Olga Serafimova of Royal, P.C., will discuss the new sick leave law, offering participants a refresher on its major provisions. In addition, they will discuss the proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) …
FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/impact-new-exempt-policies-and-new-sick-leave-laws/

DOL Clarifies Lodging Credit for Live-In Home Care Workers

The Department of Labor has issued a new memorandum clarifying the circumstances under which an employer may credit towards wages the value of lodging provided to workers. This clarification is particularly relevant to employers of live-in home care work…
FLSAme and minimum wage provisions. Under the FLSAcredit is accurate recordkeeping.  Under the FLSAs minimum wage obligation.  Per the FLSA regulations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-clarifies-lodging-credit-live-home-care-workers/

HSF Seminar - Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour Laws

On December 9, 2015, Attorney Olga M. Serafimova presented a seminar on behalf of the Human Service Forum addressing the challenges employers face related to the Department of Labor’s proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and current …
FLSAarding the white collar exemptions under the FLSA and other issues that interplay with that Ac…s amendments to the FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/hsf-seminar-fair-labor-standards-act-and-wage-and-hour-laws/

Change in Overtime Laws

FLSAarding the white collar exemptions under the FLSA and other issues that interplay with that Ac…s amendments to the FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/change-overtime-laws/

Changes on The Horizon – How the Proposed Amendments to the FLSA’s White Collar Exemptions Will Impact Your Organization

The Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act will impact nearly 5 million employees currently classified as exempt. How many of your employees will be impacted by this change? Royal LLP will present a …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/changes-horizon-how-proposed-amendments-flsas-white-collar-exemptions-will-impact-your-organization/

New Connecticut Law Effective Today: Double Damages for Failure to Pay Wages

State and federal laws pertaining to wage and hour law are complicated. As a result, these are areas where mistakes are often made by employers. Employers, however, cannot afford these errors because the consequence of not complying with these laws can …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/new-connecticut-law-effective-today-double-damages-failure-pay-wages/

Paid Sick Leave and Exempt Employees

Massachusetts employers have had a lot to learn in recent months due to the new Earned Sick Leave Law. As small businesses and human resources professionals become more comfortable with their new responsibilities, it may be time to take the topic a step …
FLSA the FLSA allows Massachusetts employers large enough … FLSA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/paid-sick-leave-and-exempt-employees/

DOL Curtails FLSA Independent Contractor Exception

Just days after releasing proposed amendments to its regulations that will significantly limit the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation providing “gui…
FLSAconsidered independent contractors under the FLSA and…ether a worker is an employee covered by the FLSAs business.  This focus brings the FLSA closer to the more https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-curtails-flsa-independent-contractor-exception/

Proposed Amendment to FLSA Regulations for “White Collar” Exemptions

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which the DOL estimates will impact nearly 5 million employees currently classified as exempt who earn less than $50,440 annually.
FLSA440 annually.   Under the FLSAs primary job duties must meet the FLSAegin to plan and prepare for a change to the FLSA employers would be wise to incorporate the FLSA safe harbor language in their employee handb https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/proposed-amendment-flsa-regulations-white-collar-exemptions/

The In-Convenience of Work Smartphones

As employers are well aware, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that non-exempt employees be compensated for all hours worked. Determining what “all hours worked” means is not always easy, particularly with the widespread use of electronic devi…
FLSAn smartphones impacts hours worked under the FLSA.  For employees working 40 hours at the offi https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/convenience-work-smartphones/

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