In May, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its amended regulation regarding the so-called “White Collar” exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  As a result, manufacturers may either have to boost the wages of some employees or radically change the manner in which those employees are compensated.

Under the FLSA, employees must

As we start the new year, union and nonunion manufacturers may wish to consider dusting off their employee handbooks and policies. The National Labor Relations Board (Board), led by a Democratic majority for the last several years, has thrown a wide net over the scope of protected employee conduct, even reaching beyond the traditional unionized