The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA’s), primary mission is to safeguard the rights of employees with the goal of helping to curb labor and management practices that negatively impact staff. Protections span across the spectrum of benefit, pay, workplace retaliation and discrimination issues. A new bill has been proposed that would amend this act and […]
Why It Is Important to Distinguish Interns From Employees – Especially In Cases of Unpaid Interns
The purpose of an internship ideally is to provide in-house training for students earning degrees or certificates in their chosen field of study. Historically, internships were not always a paid opportunity, although trends over time show that the majority of internship opportunities are now paid which is great for the student. Unfortunately for employers and […]
Are You Making These Common Employee Pay Mistakes?
Two huge mistakes that can have major consequences for your business when it comes to paying your employees are: 1. Misclassifying your employees 2. Not paying eligible employees overtime pay Employee compensation rules are often overlooked by employers. Make sure you do not do the same mistake because it could prove costly to your business. […]
What Is The Subminimum Wage?
Many employers believe that the minimum wage is the lowest hourly rate that can be paid to a worker; however, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) also allows an employer to pay workers what is called a subminimum wage in certain circumstances. This hourly rate is substantially lower than the federal minimum wage. The purpose […]
Possible Changes to FLSA Exemptions
Since it’s 1938 enactment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, has created exemptions for executive, professional, and administrative employees from any minimum wage and overtime exemptions requirements. Exempt employees under the statute receive a salary, and are paid no less that four hundred and fifty-five dollars per week, which equates about twenty-three thousand dollars […]
Minimum Wage and Overtime Lawsuits Increase – What Is An Employer To Do?
Overtime and minimum wage lawsuits continue to increase as more employees claim violations against the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to ADP Research Institute, 90% of employment related lawsuits involve disputes involve wage and hour related issues. The report highlighted the top employee claims against employers: Employees who […]
Several States are Increasing Minimum Wage Thresholds
Recent employee protests focused on increasing the minimum wage has sparked a growing trend in several states centered on increasing the minimum wage over the last several months. The minimum wage in a number of states in the U.S. has risen by as much as ninety cents, while the Federal minimum wage for federal workers […]
Staying One Step Ahead of Wage and Hour Lawsuits
Unpaid wages and overtime lawsuits continue to increase as more employees file claims against their employers for not abiding by the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to ADP Research Institute, 90% of employment related lawsuits involve disputes centered on wage and hour related issues. The facts show that […]
No Updates on the Fair Pay Overtime Initiative and White Collar Exemptions Overtime Mandate
Last March, President Obama mandated that the Department of Labor (DOL) update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” exemptions which will eventually result in overtime eligibility for some salaried employees formerly considered exempt from overtime eligibility. The changes in the FLSA “white collar” exemption rules will significantly affect employers as millions of employees […]
A Short List of Pending Pay Changes To Keep On Your Radar
The Department of Labor will be leading the charge in support of several presidential mandates on behalf of workers that every employer should be aware of. Dedria Harper Kolb, Associate at Nexsen Pruet highlights the changes in the article, Employers Beware: Pay Changes Underway: Increase in the minimum wage payable by federal contractors and subcontractors […]
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