Intro by Manolis Boulukos, Ice Miller LLP
On Thursday, April 12, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued three new opinion letters concerning travel time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the compensability (under the FLSA) of brief work breaks taken as intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the treatment of certain lump sum payments under Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, which sets limits on the garnishment of employee earnings. Last year, the DOL announced that the WHD would return to its longstanding practice of issuing opinion letters, which had been discontinued during the Obama Administration.
The new letters (and previously-issued opinion letters) can be found here.
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