The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with changes to regulations regarding tips under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (CAA).

What’s the Federal Law as It Currently Stands?

DOL Issues Proposed Rule for Tipped EmployeesThe FLSA currently permits employers to take a credit towards the minimum wage

McDonald’s Fries Franchise Workers’ Claims, Lands Whopper of a Ruling for FranchisorsIn an important wage-and-hour decision for franchisors, Salazar, et al. v. the McDonald’s Corp., et al., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employees of one of the hamburger giant’s California-based franchisees were not jointly employed by McDonald’s Corp. and thus the franchisor, McDonald’s Corp., was not liable to the employees under California

Not a Bad Place to Be: Fifth Circuit Addresses the “Highly Compensated” Exemption Under the FLSASometimes employment laws can make the common person’s head spin. That certainly could be the case for a recent Fifth Circuit opinion examining the “highly compensated” regulatory exemption from the overtime requirements of the FLSA.

A Thousand Dollars a Day – Is It Fair Compensation?

Jeff Faludi used to practice law but began working as