Restoring OT to Federal Standard

Less than one year ago, the Virginia Overtime Wage Act (VOWA) took effect dramatically diverting the state’s overtime pay laws from its long-standing reliance on the federal standards set forth in the Fair Labor Standard Act. Come July 1 of this year, Virginia will again align its overtime standards with the federal standard. The VOWA…

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Virginia OT and Wages Rising

On the first of May, the minimum wage in Virginia will exceed the federal minimum for the first time, rising from the current $7.25 per hour to $9.50 an hour. The Old Dominion is one of only five that will raise their minimum wage before next January with Connecticut 8/1/21, Florida 9/1/21, Nevada 8/1/21 and…

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DOL Finalizes Rule on Flexible Workweek

There seems to be a steady stream of interim and final rules being promulgated by various agencies of the federal government recently and the Department of Labor joined the parade this week as well. DOL issued a final rule allowing employers to offer those workers with “flexible workweeks” bonuses and/or hazard pay without jeopardizing how…

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OMB Clears Fluctuating Workweek Plan

A new proposal that would give employers an option in how they calculate overtime for certain of their employees was green-lighted by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week. While details of the final proposal won’t be released until it’s published in the Federal Register, the most recent notices available indicate…

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