Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letters on Rounding; Calculating Overtime on Bonuses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new opinion letters addressing how to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when rounding employee work hours and other wage and hour issues.

Opinion letters describe how the agency would enforce statutes and regulations in specific circumstances presented by an employer, worker or other party who requests the opinion. Opinion letters are not binding, but there may be a safe harbor for employers that show they relied on one.

Click the links below to review the opinion letters:

Opinion Letter Regarding Rounding

Highly Compensated Employee Exemption

Nondiscretionary Bonus of Straight-Time Wage Employees.