Tag: compliance

DOL Declares FLSA War! Here’s How to Stay Out of the Line of Fire

FLSA overtime violations have replaced discrimination as DOL’s number one target. Do a self-audit and keep investigators at bay. There’s a war being waged in America’s workplaces. The aggressors are the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and employment law attorneys, often pursuing class action suits. Their targets have included some of America’s largest […]

Absenteeism in the Workplace: How to Handle it Legally and Effectively

Absenteeism in the workplace raises costs and undercuts teamwork. There are ways to handle it, but first make sure it’s not an FMLA- or ADA-protected situation. “Playing hooky.” “Taking mental health days.” “Fishing therapy.” Call it what you will, but excessive and especially unauthorized absenteeism in the workplace is a chronic issue for business. It […]

Adding Up the Costs of the Family & Medical Leave Act – FMLA

A business-funded think tank has surveyed employers and concluded they “face a significant financial burden” when it comes to complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Based on its survey, the Washington, D.C.-based Employment Policy Foundation (EPF) estimates that FMLA compliance cost employers $21 billion in 2004. The direct costs included net labor […]