DOL Updates Regular Wage Rate Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a new final rule to clarify how to calculate an employee’s regular wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule became effective Jan. 15, 2020.

OMA Connections Partner One Source Advisors says the DOL’s objective is to provide more certainty for employers who offer additional perks to their employees, but aren’t sure whether these benefits should be counted as income under the FLSA. Employers should become familiar with the rule and adjust their payroll practices to account for this new guidance. 2/5/2020