DOL Issues New Opinion Letters

Volume: 18 | Issue: 9
May 2, 2019
In April, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued four new opinion letters on the following topics:

  • whether a youth residential care facility may implement an “8 and 80” overtime pay system;
  • the application of the teacher exemption to Nutritional Outreach Instructors employed by a public university;
  • the application of the agricultural exemption to the freezing, cutting, packing, storing, and/or transportation of a farm’s own fruit, vegetable, or meat products; and
  • whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company is an employee of the company or an independent contractor under the FLSA.
An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the WHD on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the individual person or entity requesting the letter. If you have questions about these matters, please contact a KZA attorney.
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