Articles Posted in Wage and Hour

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Last week, the House and Senate introduced a bill called the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act. One of the bill’s primary goals is to ensure that workers receive timely regular paystubs and final paychecks. That seems non-controversial.

But as you read deeper into the proposed legislation, you’ll find that, perhaps, the main objectives of this legislation aren’t just pay stubs, but something else entirely.

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Whether a six-figure supervisor is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rules is probably not something that’s kept you up at night — unless you pay your employees a lot of money without paying them a salary (e.g., day rates).

Or you’re just an FLSA nerd like me. Continue reading

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Last week, I read this press release from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announcing a six-figure recovery from an employer that “illegally placed a cap on overtime at 16 hours per pay period and paid any overtime beyond 16 hours at straight time rates, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

So, let’s discuss some FLSA/overtime rules. Continue reading

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Always wait at least one hour before swimming after a large meal. That big brown shark in the swimming pool isn’t always a Baby Ruth. Hold the cue stick properly. Chalk up before each shot. These are solid (and mildly off-putting) pool tips.

But let’s talk about tip pools instead. Continue reading

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What I’m about to share with you today will never become a Hollywood blockbuster. Actually, it’s so dull that I would sell it over the counter as a holistic sleep aid if I could bottle it.

Ambien’s got nothing on wage-and-hour minutiae.

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For those of you with businesses in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, you can skip today’s post, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

As for the rest of you, let’s talk about how to pay graveyard shift employees who worked the early hours of Sunday morning when we set the clocks ahead one hour Daylight Savings Time. Continue reading

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