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New Overtime Rules Could Result in Loss of Exempt Status for Salaried Employees

Note: the DOL's rules have been tempoarily blocked by an injunction issued by a federal judge in Texas. For more information about that case, please see New Overtime Rule BLOCKED by Texas Court.

FLSA Misclassification Proves Costly for Local Employer

A Fargo, ND hotelier with a property in Alexandria, MN will pay nearly $200,000.00 to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Labor (see Court Orders Hotel Owner to Pay More than $180K in Back Wages, Damages to 200 Workers Across North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota, DOL Release No. 15-1294-DAK; Lawsuit Settlement Helps Hotel Workers in Alexandria, Echo Press July 16, 2015). The DOL alleged in the suit that Bharat I. Patel violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay minimum wage and/or overtime rates to nearly 200 employees at a number of hotels, including the Country Inn and Suites in Alexandria.

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