The most influential writer of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne, once said, “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Almost 5 centuries later, this still rings true!
Are you accurately paying your employees in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? According to a recent survey, released by TSheets, one-third of employers say they have paid their employees compensation time, or comp time, instead of overtime, a common violation of the FLSA.
Determining whether to classify salaried employees as exempt or nonexempt can be tricky. We often think of salaried employees as being exempt from overtime. But salaried employees can fall into either the exempt or nonexempt categories depending upon several key factors. On the other hand, hourly employees are generally nonexempt with a few very specific […]
An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination. His employer denied the allegations.
Employee burnout. Everyone’s heard of it and most of us have probably complained about feeling burnt out at one point or another. How can we not? For many, the pressure to succeed at work has never been higher. This is true for both hourly and salaried employees, as the opportunity to unplug has become increasingly rare.
The practice of allowing employees to work from home—known as telecommuting—is a growing trend. Today’s technology allows many employees to work from anywhere. Telecommuting can be a plus for both you and your employees. Your company benefits because you pay less in fixed overhead costs when you don’t have to provide a traditional office for workers, and employees often enjoy the flexibility of working from home.
By Joel Kane, Sedgwick, LLP The California Legislature is constantly enacting new laws, many of which address relatively narrow issues. In some instances, however, there’s still a significant impact on employers, especially in industries that are being targeted by the legislation.
A machinist claims he was erroneously placed on an unpaid suspension due, in part, to race discrimination. His employer, meanwhile, attributed the suspension to a “bookkeeping” error following a change in its progressive discipline policy.
Payments provided to employees for food—as long as they are reasonable and for the employer’s benefit—do not need to be counted as wages when calculating overtime, a federal appeals court has ruled.
When we turn our clocks back this weekend, employers need to be aware of the effect that the end of daylight saving time (DST) has on payroll.