Category: FLSA/Wages

The revision of FLSA and other wage and hour regulations presents a compliance challenge for companies nationwide. Employees once classified as exempt may be reclassified as hourly, and vice versa. Sometimes it’s in your company’s best interest to reclassify employees, but you need to be able to weigh the costs and benefits. We show you how, and give you valuable case studies and news updates on the wage and hour front.

Ask the Expert: Can Employees Complete Personal Administrative Tasks Off the Clock?

Question: Can we ask a new hourly employee to complete paperwork in advance of orientation (W-4, Direct Deposit form, etc.) and not pay them for that time? What about if employees complete annual enrollment benefit paperwork at home on their own time? Or logging in to a time and attendance software system remotely to request […]

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Ask the Expert: California Meal Period Rules and ‘Premium Pay’

In the state of California, if an hourly associate works 6.5 hours without a meal period, what does the company owe them? I have an associate claiming she should be receiving an hour of extra pay for any shift where she did not receive a meal period before her 5th hour. She is also asking […]


Minimum Wage Provisions—and Exemptions—under the FLSA

In this article series, we provide a refresher on the basics of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) requirements.  In this article, we will review minimum wage provisions under the law. We’ll also explain the exemptions from providing the minimum wage.

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What’s the Outlook for the DOL Overtime Rules and the AHCA?

What’s the future for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime rule?  And now that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, what should we expect from the U.S. Senate?  Melissa Sharp Murdock, Esq., Director, External Affairs for WorldatWork discussed these questions Tuesday at the WorldatWork Total Rewards […]


Equal Pay Requirements Under the FLSA

In this new article series, we will provide a refresher on the basics of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) requirements.  In this article, we will review The Equal Pay Act (EPA), which amended the minimum wage provisions of the FLSA and is subject to enforcement under the FLSA.

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When Does a Job Interview Become Compensable?

There are a few situations in which an employer may have to pay individuals for time spent interviewing for a job. The factors to consider vary among jurisdictions but a federal appeals court recently made one thing clear in a lawsuit involving a 3-day interview: the length of the interview likely is irrelevant.


Comp Time Bill Makes Progress In U.S. House

On April 26, 2017, H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act, took a step toward passage in the US Congress when it was approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The bill, sponsored by Alabama 2nd District US Representative Martha Roby, would allow private sector employers to grant paid time off to […]