DOL Opinion Letter: Bonus payments included in regular rate of pay
Topic: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Summary: This is in response to a letter to the Baltimore Wage and Hour Division Office concerning the application of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The letter asks whether a bonus paid by an employer for sale of a vendor?s products must be included in an employee?s regular rate for overtime, if the amount and nature of the bonus are determined by the vendor.
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