February 28, 2023
Last Wednesday, February 22, 2023, the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, holding that paying an employee a day rate does not satisfy the salary basis test under the white-collar exemptions in section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
February 21, 2023
Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-1 to provide guidance on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act to employees who telework (i.e., work remotely from an offsite location away from the employer’s official workplace).