Employees can be entitled to damages for emotional distress under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal appeals court has ruled.
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 […]
Employers cannot count compensation paid during meal breaks toward overtime pay due to employees, a federal appeals court has ruled.
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?
Employers may face legal and morale problems regardless of how they decide to respond to the injunction temporarily blocking the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) new overtime rule, says one expert.
Several California employers have in recent weeks shelled out millions of dollars to settle claims that their employees should have been paid for time spent waiting for security checks.
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 […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]