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Questions tagged [flsa]

The USA's Fair Labor Standards Act provides legal protection to the employees of most corporations and covers things like overtime pay regulations, minimum pay and the forty-hour work week.

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Can you be an hourly programmer for a company?

I've been doing some reading about salaried exempt, salaried nonexempt, and hourly employees; on this SE as well as other sites. I'm not clear on one point: using an example of computer programmers/...
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Hourly employees - are 'pre-work' activities being unfairly ignored as time worked?

A friend of mine recently started working as an hourly non-exempt employee for the first time in his life. He shared with me his frustration after two weeks on the job that, as a salaried worker, ...
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Does travel time count towards working hours for a non-exempt employee?

We are attending a conference on Friday but the driving time to get there is two hours and we are required to be at the work location two hours prior to my normal shift in order to hit the road and be ...
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Salary Compensation Practices

Currently, I work for a company that gave me a written letter of offer (a few months ago) that stated expressly: You will be eligible to receive the following beginning on your first day: ...
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Are bonuses included in the salary base requirement for FLSA overtime exemption rules?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) specifies (among other things) a minimum salary requirement for an employee to qualify as exempt from their overtime regulations. Can bonuses be included in that ...
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Are revenue or profit sharing considered nondiscretionary bonuses when determining the salary base in the FLSA “Final Rule” overtime exemption rules?

With the new overtime salary requirements coming into effect, I'm trying to figure out the salary requirements as described in this fact sheet. My question is can we include either revenue sharing, ...
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Can my employer reclassify me as non-exempt to avoid the new minimum salary requirement? [closed]

If you are currently an exempt employee according to the classification of exempt, is a company allowed to make you non-exempt to keep from paying you the minimum salary requirement to remain exempt?