Tag: FLSA

Ask the Expert: Can We Adjust Time Cards for Waiting Time?

Question: My employer uses a “4 -minute rule,” meaning that our employees have an 8-minute window (4 before and 4 after their scheduled time to clock in) without changes being made to their time cards. We do this because there’s a line waiting to clock in. However, for those who are more than the 4 […]

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Ask the Expert: Our Employee Is On a Boat! How Do We Pay Him?

Question: An employee works on a boat (manual labor so does not meet job duties tests) that goes out for days at a time. He essentially “lives” on the boat while out at sea. How do we determine his “hours worked” in order to be compliant with the FLSA?

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Employer’s Reliance on Team Leaders’ Suggestions Dooms FLSA Claim

By Bonnie M. Boryca The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay minimum wage and overtime to nonexempt employees. Most employers are familiar with the Act’s exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, computer, and outside sales employees. The particulars of the exemptions are set forth in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, and deciding […]

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Does Withholding Final Wages Create FLSA Claim?

By Raanon Gal, Taylor English Duma LLP The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals— which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia—recently ruled whether an hourly computer employee whose employer withheld his final 3 weeks had a minimum wage claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Q&A: FLSA Overtime Exemption Regs Create Pay Compression

Question: We are currently evaluating a number of exempt positions with our company in respect to forthcoming FLSA overtime exemption changes.  Their salaries range below the new salary threshold and above (all depends on tenure and experience). We are looking at bumping everyone to the minimum amount.  How are most companies handling the individuals who […]

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Overtime Regulations Q&A: Can We Switch Less Experienced Managers to Hourly?

Question: All of our restaurant and kitchen managers are paid a salaried wage (based on experience), and have similar job requirements. With the new  overtime regulations (FLSA exemption requirements) headed our way in December, we are going to switch our newer, less experienced (lower paid) managers to hourly management. Can their job descriptions remain the […]

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