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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.

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What Can Be Deducted From Employee Wages?

Making wage deductions isn’t always as simple as it may seem. The problem lies in whether a particular deduction is legally allowed for a particular employee. In short, allowable pay deductions are highly case-specific. That is, a deduction that is allowed for one person may not be allowed for another, even in the same company. It deends on several factors, including:

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Building the Case for Automating Time and Attendance

Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Mollie Lombardi and product manager Jim Mansfield’s tips for automating time and attendance. Today, more of their practical advice, plus an introduction to the all-things-HR-in-one-place website, HR.BLR.com.

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Best in Breed Is Out, Integration Is In

The “best in breed” approach to HR automation is out, and integration is in, says consultant Mollie Lombardi. Companies look for best practices, but take that with a grain of salt, she warns. Best practice for another company may not be best practice for your company. You have to find the right processes for your organization.

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FLSA Failures: Youth, Records, Interns, and Deductions

Yesterday’s Advisor covered the first five sins of wage and hour; today, more sins, plus we offer a free white paper that shows you how to focus your compliance training for maximum effect.

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The 10 Sins of Wage and Hour Management

Pay the minimum wage and pay overtime where due—how hard could it be? Wage and hour should be simple, but it’s just not. We’ve identified the 10 most common “sins” managers and supervisors commit in paying—or not paying—employees what they are owed.

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DOL Serves Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet a $2 Million Wage/Hour Bill

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In the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet case, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has sued to recover nearly $2 million in unpaid wages and damages for 84 employees.

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‘Steering’ Is 2014’s New Twist on Discrimination

HR’s watchdog agencies—the DOL, EEOC, and OFCCP—are looking at a new variant on discrimination they call “steering.” It’s not immediate discrimination, but long-range discrimination.

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DOL 2013 Wage & Hour FLSA Enforcement Infographic: Midwest

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The Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor, which enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), recovered more than $280 million in back wages for over 308,000 employees in Fiscal Year 2012. This map reflects a sampling of 2013 WHD enforcement activity—including recovery of wages and punitive damages—taken against employers in the Midwest region of the United States, including the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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Early Settlement May Prevent Collective Actions?

Collective wage/hour suits can turn relatively small and inexpensive problems into very large and very expensive ones, but there may be a technique that makes the collective action moot, says Attorney Deanna Brinkerhoff.

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Compensation Litigation: Low-Hanging Fruit for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys

Wage/hour litigation is heating up, partly because attorneys have figured out that even for small cases, in which the client-employee may get $1,000, the attorney can collect $15,000 in attorneys’ fees, says Attorney Deanna Brinkerhoff.

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