by Joseph U. Leonoro
With summer almost upon us, many companies will be hiring college and high-school students to work as interns. Often, employers pay interns only a small stipend or don’t pay them at all. It may make good business sense not to pay interns because they usually aren’t bringing the [...]
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by Joseph U. Leonoro
by Tareen Zafrullah
Job descriptions are important for several reasons, including providing evidence of the exempt nature of positions classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article discusses ways of emphasizing the “exemptness” of positions classified as exempt under the FLSA’s executive and the administrative exemptions.
by H. Juanita M. Beecher
Although a Texas federal district court judge barred the implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FPSW) final rule, the paycheck transparency requirements of FPSW are still scheduled to become effective for federal contractors with new contracts worth more than $500,000 issued after January 1, 2017. [...]
Employers can expect some relief from federal requirements under the Trump administration, especially those put in place under President Obama.
New pay reporting requirements and the overtime rules almost certainly are doomed, as are new requirements for contractors, attorneys from Fortney & Scott predicted during a recent webinar. On the other hand, employers are likely [...]
by Boyd Byers
In the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, family patriarch Clark Griswold is distressed because he has not yet received his Christmas bonus, which he is counting on to cover a check he wrote for a new swimming pool. Finally, on Christmas Eve, a courier arrives with a delivery. [...]
by Susan Warshaw Ebner, H. Juanita M. Beecher, and Sean Lee
A Texas federal district court judge has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule’s requirements that federal contractors report labor law violations, that the government consider such disclosures when awarding contracts, and [...]
by Connor Beatty
Ask anyone with a long daily commute, and he will agree that it certainly feels like the workday begins long before he steps inside the front doors of the workplace each morning. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), commuting time is not considered working time, although there are [...]
by Ryan Funk
In recent years, business relationships have increased in complexity. So, among all the independent contractors, franchises, joint ventures, and internships, just who is an employee? And which company—or companies—is the employer? Federal and state regulators are taking a new look at those questions and responding with new interpretations and new regulations. The federal [...]
by Jacob M. Monty
Do you pay any of your employees a daily rate? Do you think you’re saving money on overtime by paying a daily rate? If so, you’ve opened yourself up to liability for overtime lawsuits.
Many thought it ironic in mid-August when news broke that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had agreed to a $7 million settlement in a 10-year-old dispute with its own employees and their union. The same agency charged with policing how employers comply with the wage and hour law apparently had compliance problems of its [...]