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Willful Violation of FLSA in Good Faith and What it Means to You

Willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) standards by a company can lead to penalties, and sometimes criminal prosecution. Most cases fall into this category where the employer knows that they are in violation, but still chooses to violate the laws. However, what happens if these willful violations are in good faith?

The Department of Labor Maintains Appeal on Overtime Rule Injunction

More discussions about rulings over the minimum salary have taken place leading to the Department of Labor (DOL) to maintain its appeal of an injunctive order initiated by the DOL under the Obama Administration after a federal judge in Texas enjoined a rule that increased the minimum salary for an employee to be classified as exempt from $26,661 to $47,476.

Intern Status: What You Need to Know from the Department of Labor

The debate about how to classify an intern for the purposes of FLSA has been ongoing for a long time and took many turns in the discussion. In 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a six-part test to help determine the case, however, several appellate courts have rejected this test.

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