On May 11, Governor Bill Haslam signed a new law that gives private employers in Tennessee more flexibility in paying wages and other compensation. The law took effect immediately.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact a 2016 appeals court ruling addressing how benefits opt-out payments interact with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
You’ve probably heard by now that the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a new law that allows private employers to offer employees comp time in lieu of overtime pay. That law has not yet been passed in the U.S. Senate but what if it is? How will it impact your compensation plan? Will […]
New York City’s mayor signed a law last week that will prohibit employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history.
Pay equity isn’t just a matter of “fairness” and doing the right thing—it’s also a compliance issue and a business issue. A number of states—including California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York—have laws prohibiting pay disparity based on gender, and more states are likely to follow.
Employees are nearly 2-1 in favor of a proposal to allow for comp time to be used in place of overtime in the private sector, according to a survey released by TSheets.
When a medical or family need arises, most people would like to take some time off without the fear of losing part of their pay—or even their job. But a recent Pew Research Center Study says many—particularly workers whose wages are low—feel unable to do so.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on April 25, 2017 discussing the compensation gap between private sector workers and those employed by the federal government. Since the last such CBO study in 2012, the gap appears to have widened.
Question: What are the considerations under the FLSA if an employee is temporarily assigned the duties of his supervisor (filling in for vacation, etc.)?
Employers can pay men and women differently if that disparity is based on salary history, a federal appeals court has ruled.