November 4, 2019 / 10:47 PM / 16 days ago

DOL moves to give employers more options for 'fluctuating workweek' pay

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday unveiled a proposal that would give employers more flexibility in the way they calculate overtime pay for workers with inconsistent schedules, reversing the Obama administration’s more prohibitive views on the issue.

In a notice published in the Federal Register, DOL said employers who offer bonuses and premium payments based on productivity or the number of hours employees work should be able to use the “fluctuating workweek” method of calculating overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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