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U.S. Department of Labor issues new opinion letters

The U.S. Department of Labor Jan. 7 announced three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The newly issued opinion letters are:

  • FLSA2020-1, addressing calculating overtime pay for a non-discretionary lump sum bonus paid at the end of a multi-week training period;
  • FMLA2020-1-A, addressing whether a combined general health district must count the employees of the county in which the health district is located for the purpose of determining FMLA eligibility for its employees; and
  • FLSA2020-2, addressing whether per-project payments satisfy the salary basis test for exemption.

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