At The Podium

Recent Developments with the Fair Labor Standards Act

Date: September 20, 2018

Event: OBA 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

Venue: Oklahoma Bar Center

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal statute that establishes a minimum wage, overtime pay for non-exempt workers, recordkeeping requirements, and youth employment standards for covered employees in the private sector as well as in federal, state and local governments.  Since its enactment in 1938, the law has evolved as America’s workplace has changed.  In his presentation titled “Recent Developments with the Fair Labor Standards Act” at the 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Phil Bruce reviews recent case law decisions, discusses trends in class/collective actions, and highlights new developments in wage and hour law by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Other topics include:

  • DOL’s restart of the opinion letter program, including a review of six noteworthy opinions issued this year
  • Details of the DOL’s PAID (Payroll Audit Independent Determination) program
  • Status of the DOL’s overtime rule and a review of its regulatory agenda
  • Changes to the FLSA regarding tip pooling
  • Recent Tenth Circuit ruling on arbitration agreements


Philip R. Bruce