A New Jersey federal court recently granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment (dismissal without a trial) on a group of financial advisers’ overtime claims, finding they were properly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its New Jersey counterpart.
Employees are nearly 2-1 in favor of a proposal to allow for comp time to be used in place of overtime in the private sector, according to a survey released by TSheets.
Compensation. It’s at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially HR professionals looking to recruit top talent with a competitive salary and to keep current employees sticking around. Recently, a supermarket in Australia came under fire for offering its employees pizza instead of paying them overtime … Which every U.S. employer should know is illegal under […]
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) several years ago that made substantial changes to the minimum wage and overtime protections for the many domestic service workers who enable individuals with disabilities and the elderly to continue to live independently in their homes and participate in […]
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.