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I conduct Fair Labor Standards Act (wage-and-hour) audits for clients. Among other things, I help them determine whether they are paying at least the minimum wage to all employees. But, more importantly, I confirm which employees are entitled to overtime (time-and-a-half for working more than 40 hours in a workweek) and ensure that the company is paying these employees all that they are owed. Continue reading

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I want to give a little shoutout to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with whom I am spending the day today in Atlanta at the 22nd annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference.

So, today’s post is chock full of recent EEOC news and notes. Continue reading

The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.

Well, it may not be the first rule in New Jersey workplaces – we’ve got plenty of those and many more added in the past 12 months – but the most recent rule in New Jersey: you don’t talk about salary history when interviewing job candidates. Continue reading

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Company A and Company B work together from time to time on certain projects. Both companies have invested a lot of time, money, and other resources into their respective workforces and do not want to risk employees switching companies. So, they enter into a no-hire or no-poach agreement; e.g., a ‘contract’ between two businesses where they agree not to hire the others’ employees during their business relationship and for some time after it ends.

Is that legal? Continue reading

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”