DOL Publishes New Opinion Letters
January 4, 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor recently published two new opinion letters on the following issues:
- FLSA2020-19: Addressing whether certain travel time occurring on a partial telework day is compensable under the FLSA.
- FLSA2020-20: Addressing whether certain overtime payments based on an expected number of hours worked may be credited towards the amount of overtime pay owed under the FLSA and whether such overtime payments are excludable from the regular rate.
An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the DOL on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the individual person or entity requesting the letter. It is the administrative agency’s opinion on how the law should be applied which may be given deference by the courts.
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