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Who Employs Who? Personal Care Attendants in Massachusetts

Human service agencies commonly use personal care attendants (“PCA”) as part of their operations. Those organizations should be aware of a recent case decided by the Massachusetts Court of Appeals regarding the identity of the employer of the PCA.
ntly worked greater than forty hours without overtime compensation. The Court granted the outside https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/who-employs-who-personal-care-assistants-massachusetts/

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that could change the way employees are paid for overtime work. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 amends the Fair Labor Standards Act by providing employers the option to compe…
could change the way employees are paid for overtime work.  The Working Families Flexibility Act …half hours of compensatory time off for each overtime hour worked.  The bill requires the employee https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/working-families-flexibility-act/

MCAD Final Decision on Gender Bias Case

The Full Commission of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) upheld a Hearing Officer’s decision in the case MCAD and Kathleen Stefani v. Department of State Police.
including questions over the use of overtime by Stefani https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/mcad-final-decision-gender-bias-case/

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…
from implementing new regulations related to overtime exemptions for salaried workers that were to…mployers must pay employees minimum wage and overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek unles https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/federal-judge-stops-overtime-exemption-rule-now/

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…
ent of Labor issued the final version of the overtime exemption rule under the Fair Labor Standard https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/department-labor-releases-final-rule-overtime-exemptions/

Wage And Hour Law Challenges For Restaurant Owners

Navigating wage and hour law, particularly in the restaurant industry, is one of the most complicated minefields, making it easy to make an inadvertent mistake. What’s more troubling is that violations of wage and hour laws in Massachusetts can be extrem…
pending changes to the federal overtime exemptions https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/wage-and-hour-law-challenges-restaurant-owners/

Wage And Hour Law Challenges For Restaurant Owners

Navigating wage and hour law, particularly in the restaurant industry, is one of the most complicated minefields, making it easy to make an inadvertent mistake. What’s more troubling is that violations of wage and hour laws in Massachusetts can be extrem…
Tipped workers and minimum wage Overtime Earned sick time Child labor Date https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/wage-and-hour-law-challenges-restaurant-owners/

The Basics Of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time

ar.    Employees that are exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/basics-massachusetts-earned-sick-time/

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 …
minimum wage and overtime pay protections …collar overtime exemption rules in the most recent edition o https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/changes-may-be-coming-white-collar-overtime-exemption-rules/

Wage and Hour Law Reminders

In light of a recent University of Massachusetts study conducted on labor and employment laws in the restaurant industry, the following are noteworthy reminders for employers:
usetts are subject to both state and federal overtime laws…exempt employees receive overtime pay for all hours worked over forty … so even if an employee is exempt from overtime under state law it is important to check if https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/wage-and-hour-law-reminders/

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…
minimum wage and overtime pay protections… employees are entitled to overtime pay while https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/prepare-now-proposed-changes-white-collar-overtime-exemptions/

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…
overtime https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-focuses-joint-employers/

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…
overtime and minimum wage provisions. Under the FL…edit with respect to an employee who is owed overtime in a particular workweek.  Once an employ https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-clarifies-lodging-credit-live-home-care-workers/

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 …
or failure to pay state minimum wage or overtime.  In addition https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/new-connecticut-law-effective-today-double-damages-failure-pay-wages/

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…
are exempt from minimum wage and overtime provisions.  Specifically 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.
mployers must pay employees minimum wage and overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek unles…or overtime costs.  In addition 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…
ectronic devices could easily translate into overtime pay.  Employers would be wise to consider im…cess to company networks and to revise their overtime policies in order to address this scenario u https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/convenience-work-smartphones/

Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now

Hear Tips and Tactics from Experienced Practitioners Stay up to date on the latest legislative changes and court decisions impacting your human resource practices! This essential course focuses on day-to-day issue spotting - covering current hot button…
and hiring independent contractors. Ensure overtime and employee leave policies are compliant wi https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/human-resource-law-what-you-need-know-now1/

Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now

Hear Tips and Tactics from Experienced Practitioners Stay up to date on the latest legislative changes and court decisions impacting your human resource practices! This essential course focuses on day-to-day issue spotting - covering current hot button…
and hiring independent contractors. Ensure overtime and employee leave policies are compliant wi https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/human-resource-law-what-you-need-know-now/

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