On February, 23, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt No. 21-984 (U.S. Feb. 22, 2023), a highly anticipated ruling on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ruling is a cautionary tale for employers, warning that any cracks in their compensation structure may put them on the hook to pay overtime to high-earning employees. Hewitt determined that the FLSA required an employer to pay overtime to an offshore oil rig worker who earned over $200,000 annually because it paid him a daily, not weekly, rate. The decision is a must-read for all employers on their strategies for wage-and-hour compliance.
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