Trump's social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

FCC | June 01, 2020

Trump's social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC
U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai did not endorse Trump’s proposal on Thursday but said in a written statement “this debate is an important one” and added the FCC “will carefully review any petition for rulemaking.”

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Companies of all sizes conducting business with the U. S. Government should be aware of a unique requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to accounting for uncompensated overtime on federal contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate hourly workers for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, but the FLSA does not require employers to similarly compensate salaried employees; hence the hours worked by salaried employees in excess of the normal 40 hours per week are commonly called uncompensated overtime.

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Companies of all sizes conducting business with the U. S. Government should be aware of a unique requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to accounting for uncompensated overtime on federal contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate hourly workers for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, but the FLSA does not require employers to similarly compensate salaried employees; hence the hours worked by salaried employees in excess of the normal 40 hours per week are commonly called uncompensated overtime.