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 […]
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 […]
Is 2022 a Pay Period Leap Year For Your Company?
The year 2015 is a Pay Period Leap Year; a year that will likely go by unnoticed by your employees but should not be missed by your payroll department. Accurate time keeping is necessary for you and your organization to determine if you will have to calculate extra pay. For example, if you pay on […]
FAQ: What are the Rules for Issuing an Employee’s Last Paycheck?
After an employee has left your company, he or she is entitled to receive their last paycheck with wages earned during their final pay period regardless of whether the employee decided to leave for other opportunities, or the employee was fired. Whether your employee is required by law to receive their final paycheck on their […]
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 […]
Fifth Circuit Court Ruled Restricting Employees from Discussing Wage Information as Unlawful
Small business owners in Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas: Restricting your employees from discussing their wage information has been ruled as unlawful by the Fifth Circuit. In the case of Flex Frac Logistics, L.L.C. v. National Labor Relations Board, (NLRB), it was found that Flex Frac Logistics’ confidentiality policy can be interpreted in a way that […]
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