Category: Wage and Hour

Wage and hour articles tend to focus on compliance issues surrounding this topic. From how to implement time clocks to when you do or do not have to pay for breaks are just a few of the kinds of things you’ll find in this section.

Exceptions Timekeeping Is Legal—But It’s a ‘Horrible’ Idea

Employers would be wise to ignore the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulations and guidance that permit exceptions timekeeping under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The department says that the practice is fine, but experts warn that it sets employers up to violate another DOL mandate: “complete and accurate” time records.

Blacklisting Rule Halted Ahead of Effective Date

The so-called blacklisting rule will not take effect on October 25, 2016 as planned. A federal district court Monday night granted a request to temporarily halt the regulation requiring federal contractors to report employment law violations to agencies that award contracts (Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas, et al. v. Rung, No. 1:16-cv-00425 (E.D. […]

Wage and Hour Simple? The 10 Sins

Sin #1. Failure to pay the minimum wage We’ll pay you $5 an hour until you learn the ropes; then you move up to $7 an hour. Virtually all employees are entitled to receive at least the minimum wage (the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour; many states have higher minimum wages) for all […]