Wage and Hour Division June 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees; Correction
Document Number: 2020-11979
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
On September 27, 2019, the Department of Labor published in the Federal Register a final rule updating and revising the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act implementing the exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. This final rule was effective on January 1, 2020. Through publication of this document, the Department corrects certain regulatory text.
Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime
Document Number: 2020-10872
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department) is revising its regulation for computing overtime compensation of salaried nonexempt employees who work hours that vary each week (fluctuating workweek) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or the Act). The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible with the use of the fluctuating workweek method of compensation, and that such payments must be included in the calculation of the regular rate as appropriate under the Act. The Department also adds examples and makes minor revisions to make the rule easier to understand.