All posts in Wage and Hour

New Overtime Rules Coming Fast

I started writing about the Department of Labor’s upcoming revisions to the overtime regulations nearly a year ago. The latest word is that the new rules will likely be published by July, and possibly even sooner, with employers having 60 days to implement them. If you haven’t yet started looking at your options, your time is growing short!

What’s New In Minimum Wage and Leave Laws

Both California and New York have recently passed legislation raising the state minimum wage to $15 per hour. In addition, New York state and the city of San Francisco have passed paid leave laws. The laws are complex – read this article to find out more.

Using A Temp Agency May Not Keep You Off The Hook

More than 160 workers at a Philadelphia direct mail and printing company will receive $1.45 million in back wages and damages after a federal investigation found their employer and a staffing agency jointly failed to pay overtime wages.

Volunteering, Part 2

It’s virtually impossible for a profit-making organization to use volunteer labor directly. For non-profits, on the other hand, the situation is a bit different. Not necessarily less complicated, but different.

Volunteering Can Be Risky (For) Business

When it comes to business expenses, what manager or owner doesn’t want to save money? There are a lot of ways to go about cutting expenses. IF you’re a for-profit company, though, asking employees to volunteer their services generally speaking isn’t one of them.

Are Your Employees Covered by the FLSA?

It’s important for most businesses to pay attention to the provisions of the FLSA, because many employees are covered by the provisions of this law. But not ALL employees…

That’s a Lotta Dough!

The US Department of Labor recently awarded $10.2 million to 19 states to aid in their fight against worker misclassification.

FLSA Protections Extended to Grandma’s Home Care Aide (Maybe)

Since 1974, home care workers have been placed in the same category as neighborhood baby-sitters, and have been considered exempt from minimum wage and overtime rules. This is set to change on January 1, 2015.

Scary Stats

OK, so it isn’t nearly Halloween, but I’ve still got some possibly scary statistics for you. But no matter how frightening they are, don’t blink! This is information you need.

Little Known Overtime Facts

What you don’t know can hurt you! How many of these overtime facts are you aware of?